The relentless message from the medical authorities is that booze is bad for our health. Doctors advise us to lay off the drink because it causes a whole range of diseases - from liver problems to cancer…. or so they say.
However, over the last thirty years, medical science has been accumulating a mass of evidence showing that the demon drink may in practice not be terribly harmful (at reasonable intakes), and indeed has a whole range of beneficial effects on our health – findings which the medical profession have been keeping very quiet about.
Science writer Tony Edwards has spent months rigourously combing through thousands of these scientific papers – many published in prestigious medical journals. He has uncovered evidence not only that alcohol’s perils have been overplayed, but also that people who drink within sensible limits enjoy substantial health benefits in a long list of conditions – including even cancer.
The result is The Good News About Booze, a book which leading British cancer expert Professor Karol Sikora says reveals “surprising evidence of obvious benefit from alcohol. Of course, the book will be labelled as controversial”, he says, “ but its value is that it could lead to a much better understanding of all the complex issues involved in alcohol and health. Here you have all the data you need to make your own decision about how much and what to drink.”
Using evidence from solid scientific research by world experts, the book answers:
What are the real health risks of drinking ?
Why do some people become alcoholics?
When’s the best time of day to drink ?
Why do men get a 'beer belly' ?
Are units really the best way to measure our drinks?
Does alcohol really put on weight?
Do men and women handle alcohol differently, and if so why ?
Which is best for your health: wine, beer or spirits - and why ?
How much should you drink to prevent health problems like these: Dementia, Diabetes,
Osteoporosis, Prostate problems, Kidney Stones, Parkinson’s Disease, Heart Disease,
Common Cold, Mental impairment, Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction (no kidding !)
And most astonishingly of all..How much should you drink to live longer ?
Author: Tony Edwards