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Old 03-02-2010, 05:26 AM   #14
James Evans
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Originally Posted by Blair Lowe View Post
The upper class and posh society has been known for many eons to be soft and fatter than the other classes of society.

Remember, how it was thought that muscular tone was something of the poor and masses?
The upper classes were originally the warrior class of society. They held that position by virtue of their ability to defend the weaker elements of society. The advent of professional armies were in part to blame for the change in this status. And inbreeding.

But we're talking centuries not eons.
The rationale for reduced gin intake and the knowledge of the perils of alcoholism and attendant metabolic derangement has almost entirely come from physicians and researchers.
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