Good news. Another bit of medical advice put out this morning says that there is no health benefit to eating more than 5 'portions' of fruit and vegetables per day, after a previous report said that 7 would be better. I haven't got time to eat 7 portions at the moment, so this comes as a great relief and comfort to me.
I tend to cherry-pick the bits of conflicting medical advice in any case, and I still cling to the choice one of a few years ago which said that smoking tobacco guards against Alzheimer's Disease. The fact that I can still remember the salient points of the argument means that it must be working.
Every morning, I wake up and give myself a little test by asking myself what day it is and who is currently the Prime Minister of the UK.
Ever since the coalition government, it has been taking me a bit longer to come up with the right answer, but the time I have had the 2nd cup of coffee I no longer care anyway.
I also comfort myself by recalling that, some years ago, I would regularly forget where I had parked the car, and often walked for a mile in the wrong direction before I remembered. Statistically, this means that either I drink less in the evenings, or my short-term memory is improving. Either way, it is yet more medical good news.
Then I remember that ever since I bought a city parking permit, I always park in the same place - right outside the pub.
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