Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2½ alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin, whiskey or scotch was linked to the fastest rates of mental decline in men, researchers saw little difference between the cognitive loss seen in heavy beer drinkers (who drank more than 2½ 12-ounce beers per day) and that seen in men who quaffed a half-bottle of wine or more per day.
Don’t you worry about me. Melissa got me one of those Keurig espresso machines for Christmas, and I’m not afraid to use it.
Slightly more seriously, I’ve got to write up a product review of that machine because it’s a very nice piece of kit.