[ExI] Dangers of coffee and black tea??
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 18:30:16 UTC 2009
On 6/8/09, Damien Broderick wrote:
> Only for people with certain physiological problems.
Both tea and coffee seem to have many benefits.
Adding milk to tea destroys much of tea's benefits.
Both contain caffeine, so drinking too much risks caffeine overdose.
A small amount of alcohol also seems to have some health benefit but
the risks from overdosing are much more dangerous to health, so the
recommendation is to restrict drinking alcohol to less than 2 British
units per day.
Equals about 1 pint of ordinary strength beer OR one double brandy (50ml).
A 23-year prospective study of 12,000 male British physicians aged
48–78, found that overall mortality was significantly lower in the
group consuming an less than 2 "units" (British unit = 8 g) per day
than in the non-alcohol-drinking group. Greater than 2 units per day
was associated with an increased risk of mortality.
So I am still allowed an occasional glass of brandy in the evening. :)
But the old joke still applies. You are not allowed to drink nothing
all week, then 7 pints on a Saturday night out!
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