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James Bond drinks too much alcohol and would likely die early, according to a study by British researchers. Alcohol-related causes, like liver disease, could put 007 at risk of dying by age 56.
Royal Derby Hospital’s Graham Johnson lead a team of researchers for a special study published in the British Medical Journal’s Christmas issue and it is just one of several odd studies. However, since this one centers on the most famous fictional spy ever created, it is certainly grabbing our attention.
According to CNN, the study found that Bond drinks 94 units of alcohol weekly, which is four times as much as what doctors recommend. If Bond were a real person and not just a creation from Ian Fleming's imagination, there’s no way he could complete the tasks he does in the movies and books.
“We advise an immediate referral for further assessment and treatment, a reduction in alcohol consumption to safe levels, and suspect that the famous catchphrase ‘shaken, not stirred’ could be because of alcohol induced tremor affecting his hands,” the authors wrote, notes TheWrap.
The researchers read 14 Bond books, noting that there were only 12.5 days in which he could have had alcohol that he decided not to drink. All that alcohol would not only lead to liver disease, put possibly impotence.
“In Casino Royale he drinks over 39 units before engaging in a high-speed car chase, losing control, and spending 14 days in hospital,” they said. “We hope that this was a salutatory lesson.”
In other words, MI-6 and M should really look into ways to keep Bond from drinking.