That's interesting. I seem to remember that now. Marambaud has good research supporting the therapeutic potential of resveratrol for alzheimer's prevention http://www.jbc.org/content/280/45/37377.full
Fair point. I don't have anything on that at this time.
I wouldn't call it a strawman argument. I'd call it connecting the dots. Preventing dehydration is conditional on consuming the extra electrolytes after you drink. Do you really think it's practical to assume that everyone is going to do that every time? Maybe you would, but most would not -- even if they wanted to, they might be too busy macking chicks to remember. To get all sciency, ethanol alcohol, even in moderate doses, mitigates the production of antidiuretic hormone. Consequently, one's kidneys are no longer able to reabsorb as much water as they should be absorbing, leading to creation of excessive volumes of urine, subsequently/consequently leading to overall dehydration.
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