Vice Squad
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Alcohol, Obesity Health News: What to Believe?

(1) Moderate drinking might not bring cardiovascular health benefits after all.

(2) Obesity, recently thought to be the second biggest preventable cause of death in the US (after tobacco), has now been dropped to seventh place. And being a bit overweight might confer some health benefits. (No word on what happens if you become moderately obese by drinking moderate amounts of beer -- the query caused all the computers to lock up.)

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