If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.
Duplicate of another approved link: 8227890


(Daily Mail)   Best news EVAR?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 64
    More: Cool, EVAR, heavy drinking, World Health Organisation  
•       •       •

5565 clicks; Favorite

64 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-22 12:03:38 AM
This won't change my behaviour at all but it will make me feel better about it.

/and less bad about our annual weekday summertime crawl.
 
2014-04-22 12:04:56 AM
So what is that in vodka? I was told there'd be no math.
 
2014-04-22 12:09:18 AM

Mugato: So what is that in vodka? I was told there'd be no math.


Indeed. I'm confused.

He believes believes drinking only becomes harmful when people consume more than around 13 units a day.

Men are currently meant to have no more than four units a day but women are supposed to have three units.

This equates to 21 units for men and 14 for women.


Is the limit 13 units or 21?
 
2014-04-22 12:22:04 AM
Welp, chalk that one up to "duh."
 
2014-04-22 12:23:59 AM
I was hoping it was the deportation of Bieber back to Canada. So disappointed.
 
2014-04-22 12:25:25 AM
This is bad news for Colorado and Oregon. Or is it?
 
2014-04-22 12:25:25 AM

fusillade762: Mugato: So what is that in vodka? I was told there'd be no math.

Indeed. I'm confused.

He believes believes drinking only becomes harmful when people consume more than around 13 units a day.

Men are currently meant to have no more than four units a day but women are supposed to have three units.

This equates to 21 units for men and 14 for women.

Is the limit 13 units or 21?


21 units per week is the limit for men now.

Under Dr. Feelgood here, it would be more like 70 per week.
 
2014-04-22 12:27:28 AM
Plenty of people can drink 8-9 drinks a day and be very productive.  I used to be one of those people.  Problem was, I couldn't stay at that number.  It kept creeping up until I was drinking just truly phenomenal amounts of alcohol.  Not to mention if you are drinking that much a day after work every day, you increase your risk of things like DUI as no way are you staying in or getting a ride every night.
 
2014-04-22 12:28:49 AM
That scientist sounds drunk and sarcastic.
 
2014-04-22 12:29:56 AM

gayb: That scientist sounds drunk and sarcastic.


What do you expect from an "alcohol expert".
 
2014-04-22 12:30:00 AM
Yeah sorry I'm calling BS. There's increasing evidence that the speed spot for health is between 1 and 3 drinks per day, nowhere near what is being proposed here.
 
2014-04-22 12:30:18 AM

Redwing: I was hoping it was the deportation of Bieber back to Canada. So disappointed.


I was afraid it was the deportation of Bieber back to Canada. Woohoo!
 
2014-04-22 12:31:38 AM
static.someecards.com
 
2014-04-22 12:33:05 AM
As a physician who (occasionally) sees people who drink that much (or more) on a regular basis, I'm officially calling shenanigans.

How do you define an alcoholic?  Someone who drinks more than his doctor.
 
2014-04-22 12:33:58 AM
This is the kind of research your Total Fark bucks are paying for.
 
2014-04-22 12:37:58 AM
Six pints? That depends on a pint.
If you happen to drink beer brewed by the good people of Scotland...

www.brewdog.com
 
2014-04-22 12:38:54 AM

bdub77: Yeah sorry I'm calling BS. There's increasing evidence that the speed spot for health is between 1 and 3 drinks per day, nowhere near what is being proposed here.


They aren't talking about drinks, they're talking about units. They just don't clearly state what a unit is.
 
2014-04-22 12:39:22 AM

bdub77: Yeah sorry I'm calling BS. There's increasing evidence that the speed spot for health is between 1 and 3 drinks per day, nowhere near what is being proposed here.


Where is this evidence?

This being the Daily Fail, I'm about to swear one drop will kill you.
 
2014-04-22 12:42:02 AM
How much are the modmins drinking? I swear this is the third time I've seen this article, in some form or another, in the last few days.
 
2014-04-22 12:46:34 AM
That's about right for the average Finnish scientist, but for the rest of us I remain dubious.

/Finnish
//But from Canada
///Knows how to drink for fun
 
2014-04-22 12:48:37 AM

Pumpernickel bread: Plenty of people can drink 8-9 drinks a day and be very productive.  I used to be one of those people.  Problem was, I couldn't stay at that number.  It kept creeping up until I was drinking just truly phenomenal amounts of alcohol.  Not to mention if you are drinking that much a day after work every day, you increase your risk of things like DUI as no way are you staying in or getting a ride every night.


Tolerance. She's a biatch.

/same boat, etc etc
 
2014-04-22 12:49:05 AM

Jakesta: bdub77: Yeah sorry I'm calling BS. There's increasing evidence that the speed spot for health is between 1 and 3 drinks per day, nowhere near what is being proposed here.

They aren't talking about drinks, they're talking about units. They just don't clearly state what a unit is.


It's the UK: one pint of beer equals one wine equals one serving of hard alcohol equals one "unit."
 
2014-04-22 12:49:49 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-22 12:50:03 AM

Dr. Nick Riviera: As a physician who (occasionally) sees people who drink that much (or more) on a regular basis, I'm officially calling shenanigans.

How do you define an alcoholic?  Someone who drinks more than his doctor.


As an archaeologist, I could use some help with my liver, all it does is complain.

/Trade cards... I call a bit of BS, too.
//Functional, productive, and high is a lifestyle...be it cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, heroin or any combination.
 
2014-04-22 12:51:34 AM
Sorry, it's a little more complex than I though:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_alcohol
 
2014-04-22 12:58:18 AM
News isn't so great if it's shiatty ass English beer
 
2014-04-22 12:59:27 AM
So.... 12 pints once every two days is the same thing, right?  Right?
 
2014-04-22 01:01:07 AM
Well that's enough work for today.  I'm going home.  Clearly I have work to do!
 
2014-04-22 01:02:22 AM

awruk!: Six pints? That depends on a pint.
If you happen to drink beer brewed by the good people of Scotland...

[www.brewdog.com image 311x440]


Tactical Nuclear Penguin is not a beer. It's a freeze-distilled whisky.
 
2014-04-22 01:04:09 AM
God I feel sorry for you people in England.

The Daily Fail makes Fox News look like the Encyclopedia Britannica.
 
2014-04-22 01:06:05 AM
Eh, no surprise.

There are a lot of people who really want you to believe that alcohol is somehow toxic at any level, or that somehow drinking less than what will give you cirrhosis of the liver is somehow bad for you.  They get quite a bit of money from the neo-prohibitionists at MADD, but their science is currently very suspect.

Splitting a bottle of wine with someone for dinner every day is probably fine.  Drinking one every day by yourself may or may not be too much.  Getting completely blotto every day will likely cause health complications.  Drinking a few glasses of wine every day if you're pregnant is known to not be a problem.

Ultimately, let's get actual good science.  And then let's all go have a drink.
 
2014-04-22 01:06:13 AM
It's some kind of Euro pint. Based on now much milk one can get in five minutes from a Dutch Udder,
 
2014-04-22 01:09:12 AM
alcohol units are not a helpful measurement.
 
2014-04-22 01:09:40 AM

Dr. Nick Riviera: As a physician who (occasionally) sees people who drink that much (or more) on a regular basis, I'm officially calling shenanigans.

How do you define an alcoholic?  Someone who drinks more than his doctor.


I also call shenanigans.

Hell, 6 pints of just pop wouldn't be good for anyone, much less that much alcohol.

/that'd be soda to some of you ;-)
 
2014-04-22 01:13:50 AM
I read the article before I just visited my doctor.  He wasn't impressed when I claimed my 10 units a day beer habit wasn't as bad as I thought, though I was less impressed with him spouting the 4 units mantra.  Reminded me that MDs are not research scientists and they cannot help but get most of their knowledge from lectures/pamphlets/journals (due to time constraints) - they tend to just spout whatever is currently being pushed.
 
2014-04-22 01:14:40 AM

lindalouwho: Dr. Nick Riviera: As a physician who (occasionally) sees people who drink that much (or more) on a regular basis, I'm officially calling shenanigans.

How do you define an alcoholic?  Someone who drinks more than his doctor.

I also call shenanigans.

Hell, 6 pints of just pop wouldn't be good for anyone, much less that much alcohol.

/that'd be soda to some of you ;-)


Soft drink to some others ;-)
 
2014-04-22 01:27:02 AM
Dear All Scientists,

You can stop doing this kind of research. We'll keep these results.
 
2014-04-22 01:37:26 AM
He's an "alcohol scientist," not a hepatologist.
 
2014-04-22 01:38:43 AM
As someone who drank that much (and often more) practically everyday for years on end, I can say from experience you'll definitely feel the health effects. Fatigue, the shakes, insomnia, kidney stones, paranoia, depression, acidic diarrhea, stomach pains, all that fun stuff that happened to me after a while...... it ain't fun, on top of the social chaos it caused. A six pack a day wouldn't be quite so bad, but 13 pints? You'll definitely feel the wear and tear QUICK.
 
2014-04-22 01:41:17 AM

DarkVader:  Drinking a few glasses of wine every day if you're pregnant is known to not be a problem.


Ummm, bullshiat. There's all sorts of anecdotal "Well, my Italian granny drank wine every day and my Mom turned out fine." But Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is real, and the risks are measurable even at pretty low levels.
 
2014-04-22 01:41:44 AM

Mugato: So what is that in vodka? I was told there'd be no math.


Six pints until you hear otherwise.
 
2014-04-22 01:41:58 AM
...and if you can't stop drinking for a few months, if you just have to have alcohol every day, then Sister you have a problem.
 
2014-04-22 01:48:29 AM

kling_klang_bed: As someone who drank that much (and often more) practically everyday for years on end, I can say from experience you'll definitely feel the health effects. Fatigue, the shakes, insomnia, kidney stones, paranoia, depression, acidic diarrhea, stomach pains, all that fun stuff that happened to me after a while...... it ain't fun, on top of the social chaos it caused. A six pack a day wouldn't be quite so bad, but 13 pints? You'll definitely feel the wear and tear QUICK.


A pint is at least two units. Often 3-4 depending on the beer.
 
2014-04-22 01:48:38 AM
I love being ahead of the curve.
 
2014-04-22 01:51:04 AM
A full-bodied beer like most English beers, such as a porter or stout, contains about 15-18 calories per ounce, and 1 to 2 grams of carbs per ounce. Even pisswater like Coors has about 10 calories per ounce.  Which means that a pint of English beer has about 250 calories and maybe 20 grams of carbs.  Six pints would be 1500 calories and and maybe 120 grams of carbs a day, without eating a thing. That doesn't sound particularly "healthy" to me. If you think it is, then you sound fat.

I wish this story was true. That would be great. But I'm pretty sure it isn't.
 
2014-04-22 01:59:38 AM

farkingismybusiness: I love being ahead of the curve.


If you make a habit of drinking 6 pints of beer every day, then that "curve" will undoubtedly look like this one before too long:

 berghoffbeer.com
 
2014-04-22 02:04:38 AM
Industry sponsored research gets industry approved results
 
2014-04-22 02:14:27 AM
A bottle of wine each day, spread between lunch and dinner, will cause less damage than drinking seven bottles in one evening a drinking water the rest of the week.
 
2014-04-22 02:18:45 AM

BitwiseShift: This is bad news for Colorado and Oregon. Or is it?


Wait, what does Oregon have to do with this?
 
2014-04-22 02:22:12 AM

Cyberluddite: A full-bodied beer like most English beers, such as a porter or stout, contains about 15-18 calories per ounce, and 1 to 2 grams of carbs per ounce. Even pisswater like Coors has about 10 calories per ounce.  Which means that a pint of English beer has about 250 calories and maybe 20 grams of carbs.  Six pints would be 1500 calories and and maybe 120 grams of carbs a day, without eating a thing. That doesn't sound particularly "healthy" to me. If you think it is, then you sound fat.

I wish this story was true. That would be great. But I'm pretty sure it isn't.


Not for you, it isn't.  3000+ calories a days (1500+ beer and 1500+ food) is normal for me and I have a 21 BMI (5'6" 130 lbs) and I'm over 40.  Romero-flash: Different people have different metabolisms.
 
Displayed 50 of 64 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report