40% of people of East Asian decent cant properly metabolize alcohol

40% of people of East Asian decent cant properly metabolize alcohol

Researchers have discovered a compound that can repair a defective alcohol metabolism enzyme, a discovery that could help an estimated 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from a particular type of alcohol intolerance—an inability to safely digest and metabolize alcohol. The findings, published Jan. 10 in the online edition of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, […]

Alcohol improves pronunciation of second languages

Alcohol improves pronunciation of second languages

A small amount of alcohol (up to 1.5 oz of 90 proof) has been shown to improve pronunciation of second languages even while decreasing digit and symbol proficiency “The Effects of Experimentally Induced Changes in Ego States on Pronunciation Ability in a Second Language: An Exploratory Study By Alexander 2. Guiora, Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, Robert C. […]

Intelligent people drink more alcohol

Intelligent people drink more alcohol

Drinking alcohol is evolutionarily novel, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people drink more alcohol than less intelligent people. The human consumption of alcohol probably originates from frugivory (consumption of fruits). Fermentation of sugars by yeast naturally present in overripe and decaying fruits produces ethanol, known to intoxicate birds and mammals. However, the […]