Imagine this: You’re at your favorite watering hole with your buddies on a Friday night, ready to knock a couple back and shoot the breeze.
But when it comes time to order, no one asks for liquor, beer, or wine.
They ask for tea!
In what has to be a joy-sucking teetotaler’s dream come true, British health officials are now claiming that ALL booze is bad and that everyone needs to quit…ASAP!
Instead of ordering your favorite drink on a Friday night out, British Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies says people should have a cup of tea instead, because even ONE SINGLE SIP of booze will boost your risk of cancer.
This alarmist nonsense has made headlines around the world, even here in the United States, where the headlines have screamed:
“Even the Tiniest Amount of Alcohol Raises Cancer Risk”
– The Wall Street Journal
“Put down that drink”
– U.S. News & World Report20
“No Safe Limit for Alcohol”
– Time Magazine
But if there’s one headline you should REALLY pay attention to, it’s this one, from Canada:
– CBC News
Maybe Davies needs a drink to take the edge off whatever it is that’s sent her into full-blown Chicken Little mode, because a light to moderate booze habit is practically MEDICINE.
And as you’ve read right here in the Daily Dose over the years, it can CUT your risk of heart problems, disability and even death.
A study out of Harvard Medical School found that heart attack patients who drink moderately are 42 percent less likely to die of heart disease and 14 percent less likely to die of any cause.
In 2009, a study from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine found drinkers are 25 percent less likely to suffer from independence-robbing physical disabilities as they age.
Those are just two of the HUNDREDS of studies that back booze — from two of the world’s leading universities — and yet Davies had the nerve to dismiss the benefits of booze as “an old wives’ tale.”
If that’s the case, then it’s time to toast to the wisdom of old wives…because they’ve got this one right!