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007's Style Has Substance

At least his preferences at the bar

(HealthDayNews) -- It's well known that James Bond drinks his martinis shaken, not stirred.

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.

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