"Skål!" is Swedish for "Let's drink!", almost as "Cheers!".
Annals of Internal Medicine, 02-01-2007 has finally published yet another big study that confirms what has been known for a long time: Adult Europeans should drink 2 (male) or 1 (female) glasses of wine or the equality in another drink to lover the risk of health problems, mostly cardiovascular diseases and this is even true for people with too high blood pressure.
Another previous study has shown that if you drink alcohol, you're more likely to be smart.
Unfortunately both these studies also confirms that you shouldn't drink too much. The first says that the higher blood pressure is starting to cause problems starting with just one glass too much. The second study says that your memory starts to fail with hangovers (or being drunk).
I guess the positive results aren't valid at all for people who are alcohol intolerant, pregnant or are likely to get killed in a car-crash if they drink a glass of wine at lunch.
But well, Skål!