October
22
2007

Those Lying Bastards

They just make shit up
To cut all pleasure from life.
Those lying bastards!

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Inspired by Zythophile who references an article in The Times that shows that authors of the government guidelines on problem drinking simply made up the limits for safe drinking levels with no basis in scientific fact. To quote the article:
…these guidelines have no basis in science. Rather, in the words of a member of the committee that drew them up, they were simply “plucked out of the air”.

The article goes on to show that later studies completely contradicted the official limits. Moderation is still key to a healthy lifestyle, but what constitutes moderate drinking is yet to be determined scientifically and is much higher than the government guidelines. It should also be noted that moderate drinkers live longer than total abstainers. Cheers!

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