A Healthy Habit: Nuns Used in Medical Research

Next time you take a calcium pill to stave off osteoporosis, or extol the health benefits of beer to your buddy at the bar, it's not the scientists in white lab coats you should thank — it's the sisters in the black habits. Every year hundreds of Catholic nuns are weighed, measured, poked and prodded in the name of medical research. In a study recently conducted by the Centre for Information on Beer and Health in Spain, 50 nuns drank a half-liter of beer every day for 45 days. Six months...Full Story
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