The Man with the Golden Liver

Since his first appearance in Casino Royale in 1953, secret agent James Bond has been boozing hard. This hasn’t stopped him from fronting the second-highest grossing film series in history. But science, a notorious party-crasher, now reveals that if Bond were a real human instead of an invincible symbol of masculinity, he’d be a severe alcoholic, dead at age 56.
Along with his colleagues at Nottingham University Hospital, liver specialist Dr. Indra Neil Guha studied 12 of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and gathered data on the spy’s drinking habits. The results of this research, published in the British Medical Journal and visualized here in an infographic by Makovsky Integrated Communications, show that Bond is a category 3 drinker.
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