Tuesday, October 21, 2008

To Wine Or Not To Wine

Question: How much daily wine is bad for you?
Answer: More than 8 ounces (1 cup)
Too much alcohol can lead to death from accidents, heart disease, cancer, alcoholic liver disease, and alcohol use disorder, to name a few, for a total of 21,634 alcohol-induced U.S. deaths in 2005 (19,815 in 2001). But a 2007
Netherlands study found that light alcohol consumption, compared to no alcohol consumption, was responsible for a 36% lower risk of death from all causes. Light alcohol was defined as 20 grams or less per day. Given that 5 ounces of wine contains from 12 to 14 grams of alcohol and an average wine bottle holds about 25 ounces, 20 grams is equal to about 1/3 of a bottle or 8 ounces of wine. As per the philosopher Aristotle, with respect to the enjoyment of pleasures: “temperance is a mean between the excess of intemperance and the deficiency of insensibility.”




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Cause of Death is a great reference tool for writers, entomologists (some insects kill a lot of people) and anyone interested in health and death-related information. After all, we will all bite the dust, check out, buy the farm and kick the bucket but where we live, our sex, race, age, genetics and habits will ensure we will exit in our own unique way.

I can see this book being useful for people creating fiction where they need somebody to die, and fast.” - io9.com Cause of Death book review 'Where To Find Ingredients For Your Next Death Scene'

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