“All Fall Down”

Here is a welcome bit of research for elderly ladies who like the odd tipple!

“Wine drinkers have a lower risk of fractures”

It comes from that rather dubious source of serious research – The University of California (see my earlier blog entitled “Expensive Cure.” by clicking on April  2013 in the Archive box)

They studied 115,000 women between the ages of 50 and 70 and compared the effect of different types of alcohol on the risk of developing a hip fracture.    Presumably they did not study the 80 and 90 year olds because they either fall down too much anyway, or are sitting down most of the time in front of the tele.

Happily their results showed women who preferred wine had a 22% lower risk than non drinkers.   Of course this had nothing to do with the fact that they were also sitting down in front of the tele while having a quiet drink.

Perhaps not so surprisingly spirit drinkers didn’t do quite so well, they only had a 13% lower risk of falling than non-drinkers.    Most likely it is the late night clubbing and wild dancing that has them falling over. 🙂

From this research it is the non-drinkers we need to worry about most.    They are obviously regularly falling down and most at risk.   Got to watch out for those non- drinkers — far too respectable.


If the Californian Government takes note of this research, they will probably put wine on prescription to promote it as an answer to the National Falls Prevention Programme.

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4 Responses to “All Fall Down”

  1. This reminds me of the old western’s and the tumblehome weed, it just rolls around in the wind, no particular place to go and yet free and easy. This fally over drink is now in season for the new year, and I suspect we will have many an old cowboy/cowgirl rolling around like tumbleweed,? I trust with no ill effects, for 2014.
    This information comes from the ODEAN and Regal, and ABC Cinema studies of the UK especially those ‘Flea pits of yesteryear’ like the ‘GEM’ and other such romantic places of Picture palaces.

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