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Direct Link Between Listening to Barry Manilow and Diabetes Shown

The sugary strains of Barry Manilow: Enjoy at your own risk

For the first time in many years, Barry Manilow is back with new music. The news has brought about cheers from his “Fanilows” and the Elevator Muzak Association of America (EMAA).

Barry Manilow and Diabetes
Listen at your own risk.

The EMAA issued this statement: “We welcome any new material from Mr. Manilow.  His music playing in the background has kept people from lingering on elevators for decades now.”

They added: “Despite stories of an occasional brain hemorrhage when stuck on an elevator playing a Manilow tune, there is no actual evidence of this ever happening.”

On a more troubling note, however, recent findings do cause alarm for those over-exposed to the sugary sounds of Manilow.

The American Diabetes Society released a study showing a direct link between listening to Barry Manilow songs and diabetes.  Scientists played the song “Mandy” over and over again to one of group of lab rats, fed another group only “Coco Puffs” cereal and used a control group to perform the study.

The rats that were forced to listen to Manilow 24/7 came down with the disease 20% more than the “Coco Puff” rats and 75% more than the control group.

Dr. Fritz Koslow who led the study said, “Apparently nothing is more sugary sweet than a Manilow tune.  We will be asking that all Manilow tunes come with a warning, ‘I Write The Songs That Make The Whole World Need Insulin.’”

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