A pint a day…

…is good for you, but only if it’s Guinness.

As a seasoned Guinness drinker this news finally backs up my own, far less scientific, research. From now on, whilst knocking back my umpteenth pint of smooth, dark, velvety goodness, I’ll be ignore all counter-claims that fly in the face of this research.

Guinness is good for you, that’s all I wanna hear!

And for those of you that will, no doubt, suggest that all research is flawed I have only one thing to say to you.

*sticks fingers in ears*


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It IS good for you! I’m sure I’ve got a copy somewhere of a paper based on a double blind, placebo controlled long term study that was done on this very subject. For the life of me I can’t remember which journal published this paper but I definitely remember seeing it somewhere . . . In any case, the over all result was that Guinness is good for you by a significant margin over placebo.

I used to sign up for all sorts of medical studies when I was at the University of Iowa. I remember sitting in a meadow in May, sneezing my head off because I had been given the bloody placebo. We were never offered the Guinness trial though. My luck would be that if it had been offered, I would have had the control arm of the study again.

Why is everyone suddenly linking to this five year old article today?

Hmm. Beer. But none of that tar-like gunge. I’m going to have me a proper English beer – warm, flat and with dead rats’ feet floating in it. The best sort.

mum says:

‘Fraid I’m responsible for your love of Guinness as my doctor recommended it to me when pregnant as an alternative to iron tablets!! ‘Your’ bump was a handy place to rest the pint glass too – ah,these were the good old days before ‘elf and safety!

mmmm Guinness

graybo – baaaa… I’m just following the crowd. And, frankly, you can keep your tepid lifeless beer, it fails on every front and should be ashamed to call itself beer!

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