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Alcohol Myths801,465 Views
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Calories in alcohol? Yep! If you didn't know that the effects of alcohol and every night drinking lead to more than a buzz, listen in for straight talk on another result of boozing it up--the beer gut.
Description: Is liquor more potent than beer? Is binge drinking the same thing as alcoholism? Here, we'll sort the alcohol myths from the alcohol facts, so next time you're confused by getting drunk, it won't be from a lack of information!
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As a college student, you know everything there is to know about drinking, right?...wrong! A commonly held belief about alcohol, is that drinking it, kills brain cells. The good news? Studies have actually shown that the opposite is true. Moderate amounts of alcohol are actually associated with improved cognitive functioning. This is because alcohol may inhibit hardening of the arteries, a condition which can lessen blood flow to the brain. But don't take this as an excuse to binge drink, as excess alcohol consumption has its own consequences. Another misguided belief is that liquor contains more alcohol than beer. In reality though, a 12-ounce beer, a one-ounce shot and a five-ounce glass of wine all have the same amount of alcohol, as each is considered a “single drink.” Another commonly held myth about drinking? That black coffee, exercise, or a cold shower will sober you up.While black coffee might keep you awake, and exercise may make you sweaty, and a cold shower will make you, well, cold and wet, none of this will make you ANY less drunk. Fact is, it takes the average body about two hours to process alcohol and turn it into acetate, and no amount of outside “help” will speed up that process. A fourth myth is the most important to dispel-that drinking alcohol is legal, and therefore always safe.Sadly, one-third of college-aged students end up in the hospital for drinking-related incidents each year, which is proof that even legal drugs need to be consumed in moderation. The good news is that knowing the facts about alcohol will help ensure you stay safe when you do drink!