Posts tagged ‘extreme drinking’

March 20, 2012

Extreme drinking surprise, yeah right

by Pete George

Research can be a very useful thing.

Extreme Drinking

(Channel 9) Otago University research has found that students who have consumed alcohol are less able to study well the next morning.

There were 2386 applications to participate as guinea pigs in the the research project.

That’s supposed to be a joke, here’s the real deal:

Students’ daily functioning after drinking

University students who spend a night drinking excessively are not only more likely to feel physically unwell the next day, they will also find it harder to concentrate or manage their study workload, according to a new Otago study.

The findings are newly published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review.

Low risk drinking occurred on about 50% of the drinking occasions in the study and heavy and extreme levels each occurred on 25%.

The findings back up the message that the problem is not that people are drinking, it is how they are drinking, Dr Conner says.

We all know heavy drinking is a major societal problem, this may help a few people think about it seriously.


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