Modest drinking health claim debunked

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-alcohol-stroke-idUSKCN1RG2ZI
Well, duh.

Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study.”

Drinks companies lied to us?

The research, which used data from a 160,000-strong cohort of Chinese adults, many of whom are unable to drink alcohol due to genetic intolerance, found that people who drink moderately – consuming 10 to 20 grams of alcohol a day – raise their risk of stroke by 10 to 15 percent.

It isn’t good for anyone, America won’t take the data. It’s addicted, Prohibition was required to make it seem glamorous.
Alcohol affects your DNA but the conspiracy people won’t touch it with a barge pole.
Yet Millennials are shamed for not going into debt poisoning themselves.
Why do men die younger, again?

For heavy drinkers, consuming four or more drinks a day, blood pressure rises significantly and the risk of stroke increases by around 35 percent, the study found.

Drinks = units.

“The key message here is that, at least for stroke, there is no protective effect of moderate drinking,” said Zhengming Chen, a professor at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Population Health who co-led the research. “The genetic evidence shows the protective effect is not real.”

Fuck, genetics? How dare you hint at racial differences.

IQ and alcohol choices

Risky title, you deserve a fun one.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/751544

TLDR:

Many of the so-called cognitive benefits of wine drinking are, in fact, the product of more intelligent people choosing to identify wine as the educated tipple compared to beer. A self-fulfilling prophecy.

It’s an error to claim it’s the booze when levels of various compounds are almost nothing.

It was an association of behaviour, not a causation of chemistry. Forcing wine on a poor idiot won’t make him smarter.

Drinking beer won’t ‘make’ you stupid, it is simply that dumber people tend to drink beer (and that’s why it’s cheaper).

Wine is an outmoded way to get sophisticated and wasted.

Nowadays even the French don’t want to be French!

The middle-class decry colonialism and model their drinking habits on Napoleon.

Blood has more protein, ask the Clintons.

Triggered degenerate Boomers

Not to be confused with salt of the earth Boomers I hardly ever need to discuss, who aren’t hypocrites and expected their kids to listen when they gave sound health advice.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/11/young-people-drunk-acohol-millenials

Normally when you see this line.

What’s wrong with young people today?

The next sentence better be fucking good.

The Groaniad today continues:

They don’t get drunk any more

WTF.
It’s a new low in moral decay that the elders are trying desperately to corrupt their children.
Alcohol is ridiculous (social media rep), expensive, a stupid (not glamorous) legal dark grey area and an addictive distraction from the important business of networking (which we wouldn’t have to do if you didn’t import competition and switch to offshore training).
We’re told to “protect ourselves”, cannot own a gun or knife or spray in public and given the most common date rape drug is alcohol, why bother?

[see end for that topic]

Nobody wants to be blamed for their own rape or other abuse, especially in this multicultural Hell of rape gangs expressly targeting the white (what hate crime?) and drunk (predators love legal nitpicking). Clubs are losing popularity because women hate hunting grounds. Clubs exist for men and the lowest kind. Pubs more popular than ever, for comparison. Low odds of rape, groping, grinding and (especially Third World) harassment there. Naturally, the club creeps use alcohol as their excuse too. Scientifically false, drunk people can behave impeccably, as you’ll notice the second the police turn up. Other sedatives are not a free pass on assault either.

https://psmag.com/social-justice/placebo-week-getting-drunk-beer-alcohol-expectations-92254

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2634499.stm
“We have made people’s memory worse by telling them that they were intoxicated even though they had nothing stronger than plain flat tonic water with limes,” said co-researcher Maryanne Garry.
So an intake of so-called moderate alcohol wouldn’t be wise either, before someone chimes in.

Think of it as a precautionary legal defense from rapists who take advantage of slow law changes (no major interventions since Queen Victoria’s reign, and on gin) and the crawling consideration of the latest neuroscience. Sugar isn’t cocaine and alcohol doesn’t turn a law-abiding citizen into a rabid rapist, men are not naturally rapists. Nor does it bring that out as an animal instinct, society conditions excuses. You can’t take from a bank drunk and say Muh It Doesn’t Count as robbery, neither can you “take” a human being in rape and victim-blame for the “hate crime” of being white and attractive (note: imagine the pedophiles and other dedicated rapists in response* to that). This is why we need studies, psychology is not common sense. They don’t dare mention where alcohol is consumed (privately, at home) and why (visibly valid concerns about public safety relating to the new low trust society).

It isn’t about women trusting strange men (and why the hell should they? when has that ever been intelligent historically?? and do they trust their fellow random men either?*) it’s that throughout society, there is no trust. Again, why should there be? Burden of Proof. So much rape and abuse isn’t recorded or reported due to political fears of revenge that there are active reasons to distrust, fuck your snowflake feelings on the subject. Why do these broflakes feel entitled to trust they didn’t earn? Normal people (i.e. not manwhores) have lower openness scores. It’s like the funniest red handed moment “how dare you notice I only want one thing and am willing to take it unwillingly, I wanted to rape you if I could get away with it but you hurt my narc feelings, I demand satisfaction”.

Unless you’d prefer women be armed? That would be better.

Predators believe only they are real – their urges, rights etc.
The prey isn’t allowed to plan, complain or have equal HUMAN rights.

*Rapists are as real and sneaky as serial killers, simply different types of predator.

**I bet they don’t let male salesmen into their house, the paranoid sexist pigs. Straight men in gay bars don’t dare get drunk, I rest my case.

Etiquette needs to return, no talking to strangers is basic.

Teen films are fiction, there’s a crime about every five minutes, it’s normalized. Forcing someone to consume alcohol, by coercion or “slipping” covertly, aside from being illegal (directly responsible) if they have any medical issues from it you didn’t know, is poisoning. Then there are the various chemicals in alcohol that are well-known as rape drugs specifically e.g. GHB in wine. Then there’s finally on this point how women are weakened more by alcohol than men so any arguments to “she was with it” ring false from simple sex differences and accurate biology (no woman can handle alcohol, none, it’s a Hollywood myth based on the 30s vamp who’d take one single shot of a hard liquor and stop there).

Why don’t the would-be (totally not definitely never) rapists want people to defend themselves in their company by remaining of lucid consciousness? If they’re so concerned with “false” allegations? Makes you think.

Surely you’d want all women in the club not drinking so when they consent to you, it’s legally kosher. Unless of course, you’re “taking advantage”, and want them insensible, the politest term for rape we have.

And if you only sleep with brain-impaired strangers, don’t you expect allegations?
Why can’t you get your “fun” from sober people?

They try to blame the victim a sneakier way (planning legal defense months before the act itself isn’t odd?) by asking a false dichotomy and presenting a cliche anecdote that acts like the sexes are biologically the same, namely, what if they’re both drunk? The one who physically initiates is the rapist, obviously. Actus reus, look it up, idiots.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/actus_reus

They think they’ve got an AHA! moment on the “both drunk” condition but it’s the simpleton logic of pointing to a car pileup after an accident and claiming all of the cars in question caused it. Non sequitur much?

And define drunk? Given sex differences, you’re still stupid.

Back to booze

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-01-alcohol-dna-cancer.html
Alcohol causes permanent DNA damage and while older people may not care, we’re clued-up enough on science to care an awful lot. It may even pass down the germline (epigenetics).
https://newatlas.com/alcohol-cancer-dna-damage-stem-cell/52813/
Why?
Well, since we’ll be working our entire lives (retirement is a temporary fad) then staying working fit is imperative.
comment
“It concerns me how much people over a certain age brag about their alcohol intake like they don’t have a problem.”
Yes, agree, let’s all aspire to be like the alcoholic divorcees!
Definitely not addictive, is it? They can give up any time they like.
They wanted clean living kids, they got them. If they’re so triggered by the fact their children are literally better than them, their narcissism is not our problem.
Opposing the degeneracy when we see the Bacchanalian wages of it, how absolutely awful of us.
https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/millennials-oppose-carousing/

You’re not James Bond, we can now get those martini ingredients in the average Tesco…. Express.
We don’t want to be a burden on the State if we can possibly help it (we know about elder abuse) and neither should they?

https://drugfree.org/learn/drug-and-alcohol-news/alcohol-most-common-date-rape-drug-law-enforcement-officials-say/
https://efficientgov.com/blog/2018/04/04/what-is-the-most-common-date-rape-drug/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/sep/22/alcohol-date-rape-drug-facilitated-sexual-assault-dfsa
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071020113144.htm

It does count, and anyone who says otherwise is a willing mark in a game of Spot the Rapist. It’s a chemical that impairs the brain from threat recognition and literally weakens the physical ability to resist (fend off). It’s also most common in male rape, regardless of victim age. The law requires adjustments.

Alcohol, DNA mutation and evolution

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/alcohol/alcohol-fact-sheet

Michael Douglas’ cancer was probably caused by alcohol.

All alcohol causes permanent DNA mutation. Over time it builds up.

Researchers have identified multiple ways that alcohol may increase the risk of cancer, including:

Alcoholic beverages may also contain a variety of carcinogenic contaminants that are introduced during fermentation and production, such as nitrosaminesasbestos fibers, phenols, and hydrocarbons.

Is there a racial difference?

You bet.

Can a person’s genes affect their risk of alcohol-related cancers?

A person’s risk of alcohol-related cancers is influenced by their genes, specifically the genes that encode enzymes involved in metabolizing (breaking down) alcohol (13).

For example, one way the body metabolizes alcohol is through the activity of an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase, or ADH. Many individuals of Chinese, Korean, and especially Japanese descent carry a version of the gene for ADH that codes for a “superactive” form of the enzyme. This superactive ADH enzyme speeds the conversion of alcohol (ethanol) to toxic acetaldehyde. As a result, when people who have the superactive enzyme drink alcohol, acetaldehyde builds up. Among people of Japanese descent, those who have this superactive ADH have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer than those with the more common form of ADH (14).

Another enzyme, called aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), metabolizes toxic acetaldehyde to non-toxic substances. Some people, particularly those of East Asian descent, carry a variant of the gene for ALDH2 that codes for a defective form of the enzyme. In people who have the defective enzyme, acetaldehyde builds up when they drink alcohol. The accumulation of acetaldehyde has such unpleasant effects (including facial flushing and heart palpitations) that most people who have inherited the ALDH2 variant are unable to consume large amounts of alcohol. Therefore, most people with the defective form of ALDH2 have a low risk of developing alcohol-related cancers.

However, some individuals with the defective form of ALDH2 can become tolerant to the unpleasant effects of acetaldehyde and consume large amounts of alcohol. Epidemiologic studies have shown that such individuals have a higher risk of alcohol-related esophageal cancer, as well as of head and neck cancers, than individuals with the fully active enzyme who drink comparable amounts of alcohol (15). These increased risks are seen only among people who carry the ALDH2 variant and drink alcohol—they are not observed in people who carry the variant but do not drink alcohol.

Few epidemiologic studies have looked specifically at the association between red wine consumption and cancer risk in humans.

Millennials oppose carousing

Millennials think getting drunk is ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’

Binge-drinking. Old term for binge-drinking.

Not that alcohol is completely out of the picture, but if you go beyond tipsy in public, you’ll be ostracized. Maybe the same evening, not that you’d remember. It’s not just work events, it’s seen as irresponsible because other people must babysit you.

Mocktails taste better, are cheaper and you actually remember the social event while looking cool, because you aren’t drunk.

It isn’t hot when your grandparents or even great-grandparents do/did it.

“Today in research that makes us feel like old, drunken messes, apparently young people don’t think getting drunk is cool. In fact, they think it’s ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’.

the hostility of that apparently
whew

Eventbrite’s nationwide survey of 1,023 millennials found that alcohol consumption is on the decline in the younger generation, with millennials only consuming an average of five units a week. Only 1 in 10 of those surveyed said they view getting drunk as cool. The rest listed the act of getting drunk as ‘pathetic’, ’embarrassing’, and ‘belonging to an older generation’. We repeat: Ouch.

generally a waste of money
Consumption too conspicuous.

The survey found that in general, getting hammered is no longer something to be proud of among millennials. No longer do young people brag about tactical chunders and passing out with their trousers half way down their legs. Instead, 70% of those surveyed said they’d rather brag about how long it’s been since their last drink, rather than how much they last drunk.”

It isn’t glamorous. It never was, we see through marketing.
Men are not Bond, and women don’t look good either.
Social media makes this very apparent. Cringe.

“In short: Millennials really aren’t that excited about booze anymore, and they think you’re a bit uncool for throwing back shots at every opportunity.”

One round of shots, maybe, for who wants to. Possibly two. But I’ve seen older people try and shame younger about not wanting to drink and it’s just really sad and wrong.

It’s the Boomer Mad Men thing, I guarantee it. Wearing a tie doesn’t make you any less the pathetic alcoholic.
Think of the celebrities who still do it, all trash. Worse, clubber trash. The kind to brag about bottle service (it’s a bottle, calm down). We’d be more impressed by luxury mineral water.
To be perfectly frank, watching aged hippies get sloppy, throw up on themselves and get seductive with people young enough to be their children is enough to put anyone off, really.