I read several articles today relating alcohol to health:
http://goo.gl/xcdp – Beer contains nutrients that make bones stronger and it is suggested that moderate drinking will reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other diseases
http://goo.gl/WbWe7 – Red wine prevents cavities.
The above articles are related to the chemistry of alcohol. The below articles are a bit more vague:
http://goo.gl/pbUFq – People who drink more, are more likely to exercise longer and more intensely.
http://goo.gl/2I7T9 – Women were monitored for 13 years. The non drinkers gained the most weight, the moderate drinkers gained the least weight
These articles, on their own don’t offer much of an answer. But then there’s this article:
http://goo.gl/LAQh – People with higher intelligence drink more than those with a lower intelligence.
I think that because those that drink typically have a higher intelligence, they are also more likely to have the knowledge to want to keep themselves healthy and in shape. But then the real question is, why is there a correlation between intelligence and alcohol consumption?
“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with fools.”
Or, it could just be that those with intelligence have a taste for the finer things in life, like a glass of red wine or a pint of craft beer!