Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I've heard of a social disease, but this...

When I read this, I thought I thought of the Best of the Web. So an an homage to James Taranto's witty style...

Please note the hightlighted section...

Cheers, women! If you want to tune up those brain cells, then have a drink. A continuing study of more than 3,000 New York City residents found that women who had one or two alcoholic drinks a day scored 20% higher on standard cognitive tests than women who didn't drink or consumed less than one a day. The researchers, from Columbia University, say the difference remained after adjusting for income, marital status, race or other disease factors. the average age of study participants was 65. The correlation was not found in men, but this may have been because there were very few men in the study who never drank. Now if only there was some cheery news about alcoholism.

(From the 4/24 issue of Businessweek, pg 88, "Innovations" column... available online, but need a subscription.)

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