Excessive drinking can contribute to social problems. These include the disruption of public order, violence, and sexual crimes. Can local alcohol licensing policies reduce alcohol-related crimes? The Study Researchers studied the impact of local licensing restrictions on the spatial and/or temporal availability of alcohol in England. They categorized each local area according to its licensing policy […]
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- College freshmen in the US recently reported the lowest rates of drinking in 38 years.
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Raising alcohol prices is often suggested as a way to reduce consumption. Would drinking by high school students be lower if alcohol prices were higher? Do peers cause cause others to drink more often or heavier? These questions were both examined using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health. The researchers […]
Does retail alcohol deregulation increase crime and traffic accidents. This is important to the question of privatizing retail alcohol sales in states or provinces. Does a wider selection of alcoholic beverages promote alcohol abuse? Do more retail stores lead to more traffic crashes? Do longer sales hours lead to violence? In short, does greater availability […]
Drinking alcohol with diet mixers, compared to non-diet mixers, promotes a quicker high blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This is because artificial sweeteners increase the absorption of alcohol. Thus, using diet mixers might lead to an increased risk of alcohol-related problems. A Study Researchers tested this hypothesis. They also collected data on the prevalence of this […]
Endogenous alcohol is ethanol that is produced naturally in all living humans. The resulting blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is generally low. However, auto-brewery syndrome is associated with very high BACs. It occurs after eating meals rich in carbohydrates. Although everyone has endogenous alcohol in their bloodstream, auto-brewery syndrome is rare. Its origin is in the small […]
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- The alcohol contents of a regular beer, glass of dinner wine and shot of whiskey or other distilled spirit (80 proof) are all the same. This is alcohol equivalence.
- The U.S. government reports that moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine or distilled spirits) improves health and increases longevity.
- Parents have great influence over the choices their children make about alcohol now and in the future.
- Drinking alcohol by students in U.S. middle and high schools has declined to its lowest level in the 36 years that the federal government has surveyed the subject.
- Distilled spirits (whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila, gin, etc.) contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. Get the nutrition facts.