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If You Drank Like James Bond, You’d Be Shaken, Too

on 16/12/13 at 11:32 am

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james-bond-vodka-martini-e1337005431618We all know James Bond had a hankering for martinis. But it looks like the international spy threw back far more , his martini of choice, than was good for him.

Dr. Indra Neil Guha, a liver specialist, and his colleagues at Nottingham University Hospital in England spent a year poring over Ian Fleming’s James Bond and tabulating how many drinks the suave spy drank a day.

Their conclusion? Even just steadying his might have been difficult for Bond.

On average, Bond consumed about 45 drinks a week, or six to seven a day, the authors Thursday in the Christmas edition of BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal. That’s way more than the amount considered for men by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

It wasn’t just chronic drinking that roughed up Bond’s liver. He also went on some mean benders. In Casino Royale, Bond knocked back nearly 20 drinks before going on a high-speed car chase, getting in a wreck and then spending two weeks in the hospital. “We hope that this was a salutary lesson,” the authors wrote dryly.