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griffin
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:56 PM
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Health/2007/11/02/study_beer_beats_water_for_hydration/7563/


GRENADA, Spain, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers at Granada University in Spain said drinking beer after strenuous physical activity can be beneficial for the body.

The scientists said their study found beer can help dehydrated people retain liquid better than water alone, The Telegraph, a Biritsh newspaper, reported Friday.

Professor Manuel Garzon, who led the study, said the bubbles in beer can help quench thirst and the carbohydrates in the beverage can help make up for burned calories.

The study involved a group of students asked to perform strenuous activities at a temperature of about 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Half of the students were given a pint of beer after their exercise and half were given a pint of water. Garzon said the hydration affect on the beer drinkers was "slightly better" than the sober group.

Juan Antonio Corbalan, a cardiologist who has worked with Real Madrid football players and Spain's national basketball team, told The Telegraph he has long recommended beer to professional sportsmen after exhausting activities, as the drink is optimal for rehydrating the body.

(wonder if the gang in GM will want to TEST for it now? :lol: )

darice
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:08 PM
i always thought alcohol caused dehydration and that's why ppl were trying to drink lots of water to avoid getting dehydrated and a hangover after they were partying and stuff. :scratch:

-Ph51-
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:16 PM
So does vodka. :devil:



j/k

Pheobo
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:36 PM
YES! :bounce:

"I'm not getting hammered, I'm hydrating."

kiwifan
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:48 PM
I emailed that article to all my friends last Friday, just to let them know that rugby players have always been on the cutting edge of science. :drink:

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:53 PM
I emailed that article to all my friends last Friday, just to let them know that rugby players have always been on the cutting edge of science. :drink:

Uh huh.
Shorts Shorts + Manly Men + Alcohol= Falcon Video Waiting To Happen.

kiwifan
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Uh huh.
Shorts Shorts + Manly Men + Alcohol= Falcon Video Waiting To Happen.

You'll love the French Rugby team, especially Paris.* :wavey:




*FYI - I'm assuming Falcon is gay porn and the French Ruggers do naked calendars; and the Parisians specifically have a pink fetish.

-Ph51-
Nov 5th, 2007, 06:56 PM
I emailed that article to all my friends last Friday, just to let them know that rugby players have always been on the cutting edge of science. :drink:

You don't have to be a rugby player to be on that cutting edge. :angel:

Barrie_Dude
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:05 PM
It would be nice if Griffin bought the beer considering she brought it up! After all the Sox won the World Serious last weekend and the Pats beat the Colts yesterday. Seems like she would want to celebrate like she is from Boston!

BigB08822
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:18 PM
This article simply says the bubbles "quench" the thirst and the carbs help make up for the burned calories. It says NOTHING about actually hydrating the body. Completely misleading.

griffin
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Beg to differ...

The scientists said their study found beer can help dehydrated people retain liquid better than water alone, The Telegraph, a Biritsh newspaper, reported Friday.

Professor Manuel Garzon, who led the study, said the bubbles in beer can help quench thirst and the carbohydrates in the beverage can help make up for burned calories.

The study involved a group of students asked to perform strenuous activities at a temperature of about 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Half of the students were given a pint of beer after their exercise and half were given a pint of water. Garzon said the hydration affect on the beer drinkers was "slightly better" than the sober group.

Off to hydrate...

Barrie_Dude
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Save one for me