Friday, 29 February 2008

What Causes Heart Attacks (Humour)

I got this in a mail today (Thanks, you know who you are).

After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here's the final word on nutrition and health:

1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
6. The French eat fois-gras, full fat cheese and drink red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
I know this is serious stuff, and not just for the Anglo Caucasians that the joke refers to. South Asian males like myself are at greater risk of a heart attack than males of other ethnicities. But laughter being as effective a weapon against death as any other, perhaps that only confirms the above conclusion...? English is widely spoken in South Asia.

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