Thursday, June 07, 2007

Science for the Singles Bar

Another medical breakthrough: According to a study reported by the New York Times, "Woman Who Drink a Little May Lower Heart-Attack Risk." But getting sloppy drunk can lead to a six-fold increase in the likelihood of an attack.

Sounds like a perfect ice-breaker for singles-bar habitues, but this is serious stuff. “The findings have important implications," according to the lead researcher.

Yet there is reason for caution, the Times adds: "The authors acknowledge that the participation rate was not optimal, that the information was based on self-reports that could be subject to error and that there might be unknown variables affecting the results. Also, few women in the study were heavy drinkers, limiting the ability to draw conclusions about that group."

Other than that, you can bet your life on it. Ain't science grand?

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