Swilling Keeps Kidneys Sharp

No, really!!! It does!

In a finding that runs counter to conventional wisdom, researchers have found that consuming moderate amounts of alcohol — about one drink a day — may prevent kidney function decline in men….
“…This is the first study to show a consistent reduction in the risk of chronic kidney disease with light to moderate drinking. Given the new findings that traditional cardiovascular risk factors are associated with kidney disease, the data is not surprising. This study may be broadening our knowledge of alcohol and disease prevention,” Kurth said.

Research science at its finest.

6 Responses to “Swilling Keeps Kidneys Sharp”

  1. Dave J says:

    “Research science at it’s finest.”
    Swilling does not, however, appear to prevent extraneous apostrophes. 😉

  2. The Real JeffS says:

    Well, this is proof positive that DoD needs to issue beer to the troops!!!!!!!!

  3. Pffft. I never met an apostrophe I didn’t like.

  4. Ken Summers says:

    Was it Barry Goldwater who said “moderation in the pursuit of kidney function is no vice”?

  5. John says:

    But medical science has known this for a long time. Back in 1975, my grandfather was told to drink a beer a day (he rarely drank) to help his kidneys. To show how rarely he drank, I’ll tell you what he chose as his daily libation: Pabst Blue Ribon. Yep, my first taste of beer and my first chaw were from him. Thinking that all beer tasted like PBR, it took me over 20 years to come back to drinking it, and I never did pick up his Red Man habit. Although, that could have to do with the fact that I swallowed the juice from my first wad at 4 years old. Maybe he was trying to discourage that habit without preaching, because he didn’t expressly tell me to spit…

  6. Whew John! Your poor Gramps tried to set you on the straight and narrow and you blew it. This is exactly why you shouldn’t be able to order wine over the internet.
    Major Dad’s hoping for a physician of the mind bent that told his Dad to nightly have a martini with dinner, for his heart’s sake.

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