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    Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

    Drinking alcohol wards off asthma • The Register
    Yet more splendid news for that substantial proportion of Reg readers who are familiar with the view through the bottom of a glass: Scientists have discovered that drinking booze prevents one from developing asthma.
    The new research is to be announced today at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, and reports on a study which examined almost 20,000 people all twins, to assist with eliminating extraneous factors such as genetics, upbringing etc over eight years and compared alcohol intake against the rates of asthma among the participants.
    The results make sobering reading for the sober, as it was found that those who drank "rarely or never" had a much worsened chance of getting the potentially deadly lung complaint: some 1.4 times the average among moderate drinkers.

    Being a heavy boozer was a much healthier option, as those who quaffed down plenteous grog had only a 20 per cent greater chance of getting asthma in comparison to "moderate drinkers" who downed one to six units of alcohol weekly (up to three pints, say, or a bottle of vino).


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    Re: Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

    What about a heavy drinker that already has asthma....?



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    Re: Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

    Awesome, you only need 6 drinks a week to help avoid asthma.

    I wonder if they found any other correlations in their study (like does alcohol cure cancer), it seems hard to find 20,000 twins to do studies on and you might get as much out of them as you can.



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    Re: Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

    So I need to get my kids on the booze?



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    Re: Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

    And to think if i started drinking around the age of 5, all of this could have been prevented.



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    Re: Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

    This is fantastic news.

    On a side note, I've done my own personal study and have found alcohol makes me slimmer, better looking, tougher, enhances my PREVIOUS achievements and makes me a stud in bed.



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