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   Scientists recommend 30 beers per day to stave off winter colds

06 Dec 2012 08:07 PM   |   12321 clicks   |   Some Guy
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trivial use of my dark powers     
Sounds like it would also eventually stave off a functional liver.

06 Dec 2012 04:47 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
Tokyo: Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.

A chemical compound in hops, the plant brewers use to give beer its bitter taste, provides an effective guard against a virus that can cause severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis in youngsters, Sapporo Breweries said.


I don't know what's dumber - that people are paying attention to a BREWERY claiming that their beer cures diseases, or that Sapporo Brewers is suggesting giving children and infants beer as a remedy for respiratory syncytial.

06 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  
I'm waaaaaay ahead of you Submitter and I'm sorry I threw up in your cat's litter again.

06 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
Blues_X    [TotalFark]  

RexTalionis: I don't know what's dumber - that people are paying attention to a BREWERY claiming that their beer cures diseases


"In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University..."


r that Sapporo Brewers is suggesting giving children and infants beer as a remedy for respiratory syncytial.

"We are now studying the feasibility of applying humulone to food or non-alcoholic products," 



/reading is fundamental

06 Dec 2012 05:19 PM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
So the extra-special-ultra-hyper-bitter brews made by bottling hops and then briefly showing the bottle to a handful of barley are good for something.

06 Dec 2012 05:20 PM
Revek     
Its beer oclock ill get right on it.

06 Dec 2012 05:25 PM
thomps     
is this the same study that recommended meth for flu prevention?

06 Dec 2012 05:27 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
Sure. I'd never leave the house and encounter the snot farms carrying it.

06 Dec 2012 05:34 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     

Diogenes: Sure. I'd never leave the house and encounter the snot farms carrying it.


OTOH, if you gave the little mobile Petri dishes 30 beers a day they'd be in no shape to share their germs.

06 Dec 2012 05:45 PM
Mr. Fuzzypaws    [TotalFark]  
Done and done.

06 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
MacEnvy    [TotalFark]  
30 Japanese lagers, or 3 American IPAs. It's just humulone.

06 Dec 2012 05:58 PM
OtherBrotherDarryl    [TotalFark]  
Might I recommend this one then...
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06 Dec 2012 06:16 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
Case of Harpoon Winter Sampler, you know, for health reasons.

06 Dec 2012 07:31 PM
fjnorton    [TotalFark]  
Looks like everything is turning out the way I planned.

//nothing can stop me now

06 Dec 2012 07:41 PM
Babwa Wawa     
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A noted graduate of Sapporo Medical University

06 Dec 2012 07:42 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Too bad Japanese beer is extremely light on hops.

06 Dec 2012 08:01 PM
Psycoholic_Slag     

MacEnvy: 30 Japanese lagers, or 3 American IPAs. It's just humulone.



That

06 Dec 2012 08:11 PM
SDRR     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm waaaaaay ahead of you Submitter and I'm sorry I threw up in your cat's litter again.


I peed on the couch. So sorry subby.

06 Dec 2012 08:13 PM
TommyDeuce     
Hero tag too drunk to show up for work today?

06 Dec 2012 08:13 PM
picturescrazy     

Blues_X: RexTalionis: I don't know what's dumber - that people are paying attention to a BREWERY claiming that their beer cures diseases

"In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University..."


r that Sapporo Brewers is suggesting giving children and infants beer as a remedy for respiratory syncytial.

"We are now studying the feasibility of applying humulone to food or non-alcoholic products," 



/reading is fundamental


Indeed it is.


Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.

06 Dec 2012 08:15 PM
TofuTheAlmighty     
30 Japanese beers or one Adam Bomb.

06 Dec 2012 08:17 PM
wildcardjack     
So, its the bitter part of the hops... I doubt it would make a good tea. But maybe you should just be drinking tea anyways. I bet the anti-angiogenesis properties of Earl Grey would do you better in the long run than fighting off a virus this year.

06 Dec 2012 08:18 PM
D_Evans45     

trivial use of my dark powers: Sounds like it would also eventually stave off a functional liver.



All the real big drinkers Ive known in life have kidney problems well before any liver problems manifest. I had to bow out of real drinking at the tender age of ~24 because of the kidneys, as well as my younger brother around the same age (drunks from a family full of drunks). My buddy is even a little younger and on the waiting list for a transplant, he walks around with a shiatbag on his hip. I also have another friend who complains of kidney pangs when he gets real wasted, and "takes it easy" until it goes away.

I have no medical experience, but from a lifetime of cohabitation with drunks, I'm more inclined to believe serious liver problems develop later in the life of more mild* drinkers.

/Mild, as opposed to people who buy vodka daily by the half gallon

06 Dec 2012 08:19 PM
beerrun     
Woo hoo! Westvleteren 12 will be for sale on Dec 12 here in the states!
I may have to pony up the 87 bucks for a gift six pack at my local Total Wine.

06 Dec 2012 08:19 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
Oddly enough, I used to get sick every year. Since I turned 21, I have gotten sick once in the last 7 years

06 Dec 2012 08:20 PM
Bilgewater     
I have not had a cold in years. Apparently it is working.

06 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
FuLinHyu    [TotalFark]  

06 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
Oldiron_79     
Pfft, only 30

06 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
Atomic Spunk     
30 beers a day? Sure. I'll have to cut my consumption quite a bit, but I think it's manageable.

06 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
megarian    [TotalFark]  
What a great news week! Beer keeps the sniffles away and whiskey cures blindness.

I may a health nut after all.

06 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
Rozinante     
30 cans, each of 350 millilitres (12 oz)

12 oz is 341 ml.

06 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
Blues_X    [TotalFark]  

picturescrazy: Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.


06 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
bingethinker     

Britney Spear's Speculum: Oddly enough, I used to get sick every year. Since I turned 21, I have gotten sick once in the last 7 years


Once you've graduated and aren't sitting in classes with dozens of people every day, your chances of getting sick go way down. I get maybe one cold per year.

06 Dec 2012 08:25 PM
luthia     
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Another graduate.

"Say no more. If it's giving people meat, then I'm on board. I've always said Humans need more animal blood. It keeps the spine straight."

06 Dec 2012 08:25 PM
pjbreeze     
Well I'm have way their, halve way they're, oh you no what i mean.

06 Dec 2012 08:32 PM
Hawnkee     

trivial use of my dark powers: Sounds like it would also eventually stave off a functional liver.


I just sprayed beer over my keyboard. Totally worth it.

/+1

06 Dec 2012 08:32 PM
dabbletech     
Okay, subby, but this is going to seriously cut into my Nyquil drinking.

06 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
grimlock1972     
Do these scientists have fark handles?

06 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
McManus_brothers     

luthia: [www.dancing-fearless.net image 662x610]

Another graduate.

"Say no more. If it's giving people meat, then I'm on board. I've always said Humans need more animal blood. It keeps the spine straight."


"Alright Jack, drop your pants."
*sticks needle in Jack Donaghy's arm*
"Ok, we're done here!"

06 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
Flragnararch     
obvious tag passed out by the dumpsters?

06 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
McManus_brothers     

beerrun: Woo hoo! Westvleteren 12 will be for sale on Dec 12 here in the states!
I may have to pony up the 87 bucks for a gift six pack at my local Total Wine.


Really?! ...Looks like I'll be making a visit to the local Total Wine tomorrow to investigate this.

06 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
mjjt     

Blues_X: RexTalionis: I don't know what's dumber - that people are paying attention to a BREWERY claiming that their beer cures diseases

"In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University..."

r that Sapporo Brewers is suggesting giving children and infants beer as a remedy for respiratory syncytial.

"We are now studying the feasibility of applying humulone to food or non-alcoholic products," 

/reading is fundamental


The point is, they haven't yet produced the compound as a pill or supplement, so in the meantime, those of us with a mature attitude to our health maintenance have only option .......

anyway why is this news - Dave Barry has always recommended the intake of chilled medicinal liquids (which is the medical name for beer) for treating colds, flu, boredom etc. (And because of the recognized vectors for transmission of viruses, he also suggested removing all doorknobs, and sending your kids to New Zealand)

06 Dec 2012 08:57 PM
frontrowgirl     
thirty beers a day: bettter anti-virus than this guy:

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06 Dec 2012 09:01 PM
Kenny B    [TotalFark]  
In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University

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Coincidence?

06 Dec 2012 09:05 PM
danno_to_infinity     
I drink that many beers in 6 months ... maybe

damn, I'm going to be sick a lot this winter. I love beer, but I simply can not drink worth a damn anymore.

06 Dec 2012 09:09 PM
Balchinian     
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06 Dec 2012 09:18 PM
angelicblondie     

Kenny B: In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University

[i455.photobucket.com image 160x160]

Coincidence?


Well, Sapporo is the name of a city so it's likely that both the brewery and the university were named after the city.

06 Dec 2012 09:27 PM
Bonzo_1116     

frontrowgirl: thirty beers a day: bettter anti-virus than this guy:

[l2.yimg.com image 450x300]


GodDAMN he looks like he has the AIDS.

06 Dec 2012 09:28 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
the compound -- humulone

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06 Dec 2012 09:29 PM
Hassan Ben Sobr     
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06 Dec 2012 09:41 PM
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