Fat Mice Advised to Hit the Sauce

All things in moderation. In one way or another, I’ve been telling you this since I first got this blog. It’s one of my hobbyhorses.

This time, from Scientific American:

Researchers have found that resveratrol -- a molecule found in the skin of red grapes and therefore in red wine -- can prolong the life span of obese mice.

So, upshot: if you’re a fat mouse, hit the sauce.

Before you get too excited -- and run off and invest in a fancy, schmansy new corkscrew and a case of Napa’s best pinot noir from this year’s pressings, the same issue reports that “Poor people die sooner when living in higher-income neighborhoods than in poorer ones,” which sounds screwball enough, you want to question the methodology.

Like I said in one of those earlier posts, I really hope I will not die, but I know that I will. I also know that if I don't eat, I will die sooner. And if I only eat stuff that doesn't make me happy, I'll die sad. Viewed in this light, my world seems much more simple.


Bottoms Up.

Comments

Peter said…
Do white mice drink red wine?

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Yeah, yeah: of course they do. But only really good wine. They love a spicy Australian shiraz -- but only the kick-ass stuff -- or a nice round bordeux (and only real bordeux from Bordeux... not just bordeux-style) or, in a pinch, a really interesting pinot noir from California.

Hmmmm... I've made myself all thirsty. I'd best go pour myself a glass. For my health, you know.
Peter said…
I used to get invited to wine and cheese parties. I always thought wine and cheese were an odd combination. Now I know better.
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