Not as well known, perhaps, is the fact that the drink keeps him in the pink. That's the pronouncement of the British Medical Journal, which published a Canadian study of the Bond preference.
When researchers at the University of Western Ontario compared the antioxidant effects of a shaken martini with a stirred one, they found that the shaken martinis had more antioxidant effects. Not only that, but the shaken martini was a better antioxidant than either gin or vermouth alone.
The Journal suggests that Bond's extreme good health is a tribute less to the British medical profession than to the artistry of British bartenders.