I Meant To Post About This Sooner

But I forgot

NEW YORK (AP) — Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they’ve been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

The study of about 5,000 British civil servants found that over a decade, the added decline was the equivalent of about two extra years of aging for a combined measure of mental abilities like reasoning, and about six years for memory. The heavy drinkers’ abilities were compared to those of men who drank moderately or abstained.

…Researchers found no such effect in women, but the study included too few female heavy drinkers to test the effect of drinking the same amount as in men, said Severine Sabia, a study author from University College London.

I draw three conclusions from this:

1) I need to join the British Civil Service
2) Women need to drink more
3) ummmmm

(thanks to Julie for the head’s up on this)

5 Responses to “I Meant To Post About This Sooner”

  1. Julie says:

    3) You need to become a woman?

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    3) He should drink to that.

  3. Syd B. says:

    I was going to add a 4th conclusion to Mr. B’s list, but then I realized it was the same as no. 3.

  4. BlackDog says:


  5. boballab says:

    Ah ha scientific evidence that you can forget your sorrows in a bottle of booze!

    Now we know why doctors and head shrinkers keep telling us not to drink: It would cost them money in lost revenue due to not needing all the pills and visits.

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