Saturday, August 25, 2007

Food Pyramid Update: Scandis Rule

It's been a few months since since we last updated our (in)famous food pyramid, so this tidbit seems timely:
I, for one, remain grateful to the Swedes, whose bikini teams and lutefisk extravanazas remain high on my list of "accomplishments which should have won the Nobel Prize" (which, if I'm not mistaken, originated in Sweden, as well). This news, of course, only cements the Scandinavian reputation for cutting edge scientific breakthroughs.
Interestingly, the study found that it takes more than the occasional social sip to provide a meaningful firewall against that dread disease: researchers determined that "the risk was reduced in people who drank more than two glasses of red wine a week, or comparable amounts of white wine or normal-strength beer."
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