Research over the last several years has been consistently concluding that there is no such thing as a safe level of alcohol consumption. So, it is no surprise that a new study conducted by an American institute has found that even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying.
This has been reported in The Straits Times today. The message: Not just binge drinking, even an occasional glass of beer can kill!
What I found amusing is that the newspaper had a few other reports that appeared to advocate drinking – one with offers of discounts to BeerFest Asia in Singapore for readers of The Straits Times. Another big report splashed a few images to highlight local beers brewing at BeerFest.
What is of comfort to me is that I am a teetotaller. However, The Straits Times never ceases to amuse me.
G Joslin Vethakumar