Drinking to Your Health

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another study about how bad too much alcohol can be.  (They must time these releases to coincide with weekend bar hopping, right?)

Here’s the latest:  Binge drinking won’t just leave you with a bad headache the morning after, it could also leave you wide open to infections.

Swine Flu Virus

Swine Flu Virus

Experts say drinking one (or two or three) margaritas too many can mess with your immune system and prevent your body from producing the proteins essential for fighting off bacteria and viruses.

And the effect…can last at least 24 hours.

So with all the news of how bad the swine flu is going to be this season, maybe it’s worth thinking twice about knocking back those SoCo and lime shots at the bar tonight. 

 And no, the vitamin C in the lime isn’t enough to keep you from getting sick.


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2 Responses to “Drinking to Your Health”

  1. Fari Says:

    Ha! Another reason to put down that 5th, 6th, or 7th drink!!!

  2. Roxy Says:

    any suggestions when I find myself sitting next to someone who won’t stop coughing on the train? should i bring a flask on the train?

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