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    Just found out the following fact about my favourite beer

    "THE ads were right - Guinness is good for you - but Eurocrats have warned that no such claims will be entertained.

    One pint of Guinness a day can reduce the risk of blood clots that cause heart attacks, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Florida.

    But new EU legislation will ban advertisements which promote alcohol as beneficial to health out of concern that alcohol can be abused.

    However, scientists investigating the health benefits of drinking beer found that stouts like Guinness worked much better than lager.

    They said dark beers were packed with anti-oxidant compounds called flavonoids which help reduce damage to the lining of the arteries.

    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin carried out laboratory tests comparing the health benefits of Guinness with Heineken.

    They fed beer to dogs with clogged arteries, then measured the effects on the stickiness of blood-clotting cells. The results showed only those dogs fed Guinness had reduced clotting activity making them less likely to have a heart attack.

    Flavonoids help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, which contributes to hardening of the arteries which can eventually lead to life-threatening clots.

    They also help arteries to dilate, which improves blood flow and blood pressure, said Professor John Folts who led the study.

    He is also carrying out similar tests on humans and said for maximum benefit a person would need to drink just over one pint of Guinness a day.

    But alcohol products are not allowed to carry claims of health benefits under forthcoming EU legislation, said Beate Gminde, spokesperson for EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection David Byrne.

    While foods such as yogurts that can prove health benefits are allowed to proclaim this fact on their labels, this was specifically banned for drinks containing more than 1.2pc alcohol.

    "Even if it's true that it has a health benefit, alcohol is something that can be abused," she said. The new EU ban on unproven health claims is due to come into effect in 2005.

    Flavonoids are also found in dark fruits and vegetables, red wine and chocolate."

    Those lucky dogs, "They fed beer to dogs with clogged arteries, then measured the effects on the stickiness of blood-clotting cells. The results showed only those dogs fed Guinness had reduced clotting activity making them less likely to have a heart attack."

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    Right on!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Drink Beer & Stay Healthly <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Drink whiskey and don't worry 'bout a thing~!

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    Sure the flavanoids are great.. but is it enough to offset health disadvantages of the alcohol consumed with it. Trading the health of your liver for the health of your arteries.. hmm.

    I don't drink anything with alcohol, I figure if it can kill you(directly or indirectly) then it's not worth drinking that and all alcoholic drinks taste like crap.. the smell alone makes me nauseous.

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    Or you could say the h*ll with it I am gonna enjoy a drink or two and forget about what everyone says will kill you.
    For all you know you could simply cross the street and get run over.

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    Some people will say anything to promote drinking!

    Consumed responsibly, I'm sure it won't make much difference one way or the other in the end.

    Drink up!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JJJay:
    One pint of Guinness a day can reduce the risk of blood clots that cause heart attacks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Er...yes. The only trouble is in the 'one.'
    There is no such thing as 'one' pint of Guinness. It's a drug. you have one, you want antoher....then another....
    (And those poor dogs...at least they might have been made temporarily happy, but they must have had a few hangovers)

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Canadian eh:
    all alcoholic drinks taste like crap.. the smell alone makes me nauseous.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>You could say that about any good medicine?

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    see sig below

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Some people will say anything to promote drinking!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I said what I said in a JOKING manner . . . and please note: no brain cells were injured in the presentation of said joke~! And by all means, no matter what you consume, please imbibe responsibly . . . that is, of course, until you no longer realize . . .

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Oil Change instructions for Women:

    1)Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.

    2) Drink a cup of coffee.

    3) 15 minutes later write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

    Money spent: Oil Change $20.00

    Coffee $1.00

    Total $21.00

    Oil Change instructions for Men:

    1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00.

    2) Stop by 7 - 11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20.00, drive home.

    3) Open a beer and drink it.

    4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.

    5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.

    6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.

    7) Place drain pan under engine.

    8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.

    9) Give up and use crescent wrench.

    10) Unscrew drain plug.

    11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil. Splash hot oil on face and arms in process. Cuss.

    12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.

    13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.

    14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.

    15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.

    16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.

    17) Buddy shows up; finish case of beer with him. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so you can go see his new garage door opener work.

    18) Sunday: Skip church because "I gotta finish the oil change." Drag pan full of old oil out from underneath car. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it to recycle.

    19) Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18.

    20) Beer. No, drank it all yesterday.

    21) Walk to 7-11; buy beer.

    22) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.

    23) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.

    24) Remember drain plug from step 11.

    25) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.

    26) Remember that the used oil is buried in a hole in the back yard along with drain plug.

    27) Drink beer.

    28) Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for drain plug. Re-shovel oily patch of ground and avoid environmental penalties. Wash drain plug in lawn mower gas.

    29) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.

    30) Drink beer.

    31) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame.

    32) Bang head on floorboards in reaction to step 31.

    33) Begin cussing fit.

    34) Throw stupid crescent wrench.

    35) Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss August (2002) in the left boob.

    36) Beer.

    37) Clean up hands and forehead and bandage as required to stop blood flow.

    38) Beer.

    39) Beer.

    40) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.

    41) Beer.

    42) Lower car from jack stands.

    43) Accidentally crush remaining case of new motor oil.

    44) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during steps 23-43.

    45) Beer.

    46) Test drive car.

    47) Get pulled over:..... arrested for driving under the influence.

    48) Car gets impounded.

    49) Call loving wife, make bail.

    50) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

    Money spent:
    Parts $50.00
    DUI $2500.00
    Impound fee $75.00
    Bail $1500.00
    Beer $40.00

    Total-- $4165.00

    But at least you know the job was done right!!
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Brian
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    I'd quit but would it matter?

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    JJJay:

    Speaking of Orlando and speaking of Guinness.......

    I'm planning to fly to Orlando on 2/27/2004 to meet with some affiliate managers and marketers attending a conference there, Many will fly in from across the pond.

    I'd be happy to buy you a beer.

    I plan a private party Thursday night and invite any ABWers who might be in the area. I'll buy the first FEW rounds. The place serves 20 oz pints and has been awarded the Guinness Perfect Pint Award.

    Anyone interested can PM me for details.

    Mike Mackin

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    Count me in Mackin. Wouldn't miss it .

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    Hey Cyclone, was that you parked across the street from my house last weekend. Hiding behind dark shades and taking notes.

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    Hillarious....

    I have seen that played out way to often here in Arkansas. Except the DUI part most just drop into the porch or couch and thats the last of them.

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    Hey you...Count me in!

    We plan on being in early enough and stay a little late as well.

    So we'll be there!

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    Cyclone wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> quote:
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    Some people will say anything to promote drinking!
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    I said what I said in a JOKING manner . . . <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Hey Cyclone, I was referring to the source that provided the information in the article referenced in the original post, not your follow-up post...

    ...I know better than to take anything you say seriously...

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    Heres a google link to several news articles which report this story, CLICK HERE.

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