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  1. Joyce May 12, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    Good job!! Interesting article and witty comments.

  2. Allie May 16, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Well, I love coffee and wine. I guess we’ll see how long I live. I’d like to get involved in a study like that!

    I have always heard that wine is healthy for you. What did they used to say about it being unhealthy?

  3. Brittany May 17, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

    Allie,

    As I said in the article, the downsides about alcohol that the media blew up a few years back were about it making you fat or the sulfates in it possibly leading to death.

    I think we all know that too much of anything, especially alcohol, isn’t all that good for you. Moderation is key.

  4. William A. Susswein May 18, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

    Honest truth…..drum roll please….

    Ever here of the phrase too much of a good thing is a bad thing?
    Well you if you drink 200 cups of coffee a day yes it’s going to effect you in a bad way were as if you drink 1 or 2 cups it will not harm you unless you drink the coffee while it is scorching hot. Also you know the horror stories of me drinking way to much soda, first it’s the kick from all the caffeine then you become run down and depended on it then you start to crave more and more then wam you become fatter or the human body gains weight from the excessive amount of soda consumed. I would you know after years of being an addict to soda.

  5. Carol May 25, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

    I feel like almost everything in the world can be put on this type of scale. Sure, the vitamin iron is good for you and you need to have it, but once you have people that start abusing it or taking it too much you have serious problems. I think that we have the tests and we just keep scaring people back and forth because we here in America can’t grasp the idea of moderation.

  6. Brittany May 26, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    Carol,

    I think you hit the nail on the head with your statement of moderation. Yes, it seems that almost anything today can be taken this way. One second something is a cure-all and the next it’s going to kill you. What’s the truth? We might never know. Moderation is key. I think as long as we keep that as a rule of thumb and refuse to believe everything we hear on the radio, see on TV or read in a magazine, we’ll be all right.

Wine: Good today, bad tomorrow?

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First, it was coffee. It’s bad for you. It’s good for you. It’s bad…back and forth, back and forth. One minute it causes your blood pressure to skyrocket its way into the stratosphere, and the next it’s potentially saving your life by lowering your risk for developing diabetes and colon cancer.

Good…bad? Well, which is it?

Wine now seems to be having the same problem. It’s beginning to crop up in the news again, this time not plowing its way onto the scene screaming, “Alcohol makes you fat!” or “Sulfates in alcohol kill!” like it did a few years ago.

Now, according to the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health online, researchers are claiming that drinking wine in severe moderation – no more than 20 grams a day or the equivalent of about a half a glass per day – increases life expectancy by 2.5 years. This is even taking into consideration socioeconomic status, dietary factors and other lifestyle habits.

From a fatty death to a longer life: incredible.

As for now, wine appears to have the potential to prolong life. As for 10 years from now, well, it has been said that history tends to repeat itself.

Brittany @ May 8, 2009

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