The research entitled: ‘Were James Bond’s drinks shaken because of alcohol induced tremor?’ and co-authored by Dr Neil Guha, a hepatologist at The University of Nottingham is has been published in the BMJ. The article, ‘The Man with the Golden Liver’ – an analysis of James Bond’s copious alcohol consumption – is featured in the Christmas edition of the BMJ.
Dr Guha said: “Whilst a light hearted analysis of a fictional character the study has some serious public health messages. Deaths from chronic liver disease in the UK have doubled in the last 20 years and the average age of death is 59; this is in contrast to death rates in other parts of Western Europe. Whilst significant liver scarring can occur in the absence of symptoms, early detection can lead to reversal of liver damage.”
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