Friday, January 14, 2011

Southern Note: Make That A Double!

Good news for those who are trying their best to survive the wicked winter.  (Yesterday was the first time in decades that there's been snow on the ground in 49 out of 50 states at the same time - only Florida escaped unscathed.)  New research presented by the American Heart Association suggests that middle-aged women (define that however you wish) need not limit themselves to one alcoholic drink a couple of times a week.  No, now there is now compelling evidence that women having one to three drinks daily through their middle years have a significantly lower risk of stroke, better survivability of cardiac episodes and a better chance of "successfully surviving" to at least age 70.  (I knew there was a Buddha!)  A word of caution however - I'm pretty sure that there is a higher risk of faulty memory and acting stupid ... such a dilemma!