It seems like every week there’s a new important study on alcohol which manages to contradict all of the old important studies that came before it. Take for example a study released earlier this month in Psychopharmacology that says that people who drink alcohol after seeing a crime occur are more likely to remember what happened than sober people. Does that mean the drunker you are the more you remember? It’s similar to a scene from the comedy romp Beerfest — in which one of the characters needs to be plastered in order to remember how to get to the aforementioned Beerfest, because the first time he went there he was blitzed. (Or, in a more grim example, the book The Girl on the Train).
If history tells us anything, this study will likely eventually be proven wrong. So, before we take these findings as the gospel truth, let’s take a look at some other alcohol popular alcohol studies that were soon refuted by other booze-based findings.
1. THE HEART OF THE ISSUE
STUDY: Alcohol Is Bad For Your Heart
According to a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology back in early January, long-term alcohol abuse has been linked to heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. So, pretty much if the cirrhosis doesn’t get you, a heart attack will.
TOTALLY CONTRADICTORY STUDY: Alcohol Isn’t Bad For Your Heart
Rejoice, a new study determined that alcohol is not only not bad for your heart, it might even be good for it. Last month, The BMJ published a study in which it found that drinking a few beers or glasses of wine might actually lower your chances of several heart conditions. So, drink up to keep your heart healthy. At least until this study is proven wrong too.
2. WEIGHTY MATTERS
STUDY: Heavy Drinkers Are Thinner
So says a study from the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Not only are angry drunks less likely to be obese, but they are also less likely to have diabetes. Researchers studied 98 Finnish men and found that those genetically more prone to angry outbursts while inebriated were less likely to be overweight and have resistance to insulin.