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Dateline: London, England
A recent study in the Journal of Pain reported that researchers from London’s University of Greenwich discovered that alcohol can reduce pain levels by nearly 25 percent!
They found that someone with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08 has an elevated body pain threshold therefore reducing pain intensity ratings.
They analyzed 18 experiments involving 400 people.
Participants were exposed to different kinds of pain such as cold, heat, and pressure while their vitals were closely monitored. In some of the experiments, some participants received two pints of beer while others received pain-killing tablets.
They found that those that drank about two pints of beer or a couple glasses of wine, resulted in a drop of 24 percent drop in people’s pain ratings over those that took Tylenol.
Imagine being in one of those experiments. At first, I thought they got them drunk and made them stub their toe on a chair or slammed their hand in a car door.
I might do that for a couple of glasses of wine…in case anyone is interested in continuing the research.