James Bond needs rehab: Study

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Daniel Craig as James Bond

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Shaken, not stirred. Or was it just the shakes?

New research published in the British Medical Journal claims James Bond's alcohol consumption would likely have caused alcohol-induced tremors, among other problems.

Researchers examined 14 James Bond books, written by Ian Fleming, taking note of every alcoholic drink Bond consumed, excluding days when Bond couldn't drink for reasons such as being in jail.

The researchers found Bond drank 92 units of alcohol per week — which the BBC says works out to about five vodka martinis a day — which is more than four times the recommended amount.

"The level of functioning as displayed in the books is inconsistent with the physical, mental and indeed sexual functioning expected from someone drinking this much alcohol," the study says.

The researchers recommend Bond reduce his alcohol consumption and seek treatment. They believe his trademark line "shaken, not stirred" was because of alcohol-induced tremors.

Bond's alcohol intake also put him at higher risk of liver disease, cirrhosis and impotence — as well as injury or death from drinking and driving.


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