Does drinking beer make you smarter?
New study on alcohol consumption
- Duration 3:19
- Date Apr 12, 2012
New study on alcohol consumption
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Here's the best -- the new millennium -- makes you smarter.
The -- scientist at the University of Illinois Chicago came to this conclusion through a drinking game of sorts.
They say the men who downed the equivalent of two pints of beer did better on a group of brain -- -- And the -- did not slow them down not at all the drinkers actually solve their puzzles more quickly than the sober guys.
Doctor with us now is doctor Richard first -- he is a family position in the medical director at the first -- center for comprehensive medicine.
Here in New York beer makes you smarter I must be genius.
Well it made me wanna go out have a couple of Beers I was interest in the study they took forty guys that brought him into a bar.
And the men who had the beer to -- less than legal legal.
Limit for beer and were able to solve puzzles 40% faster in 30% less time.
What they bring for the other side guys from the short -- they did -- be given a placebo and -- sit there and solve the same puzzles couldn't handle this much.
Seems that what alcohol does to the brain.
Is it suppresses the part of our brain which does more mathematical analytical thinking and allows more of the creative process -- to really emerge so that.
Did maybe one of the reasons why people feel a lot better they're able to.
Talk more freely and come up with better idea sometimes when they have a couple of drinks and after a twelve pack you've got probably solve all the world's problems.
Well it's important for people -- understand this was really done with a couple of Beers and excessive alcohol more than five drinks in a short period of time is not recommended it under any circumstances.
There's violence that's three can be created -- and it's no seriously look at New York City may have to start drinking again.
Fraternity funded businesses.
I guess the key is it if nothing else that it would calm me down a little bit.
Mean look a little bit alcohol calmed down well alcoholics and if alcohol is an anesthetic of -- and it really does have that effect particularly on the heart we know that people that do you have a couple of drinks per day.
Have been known to have fewer heart attacks we know it -- alcohol -- particular contains of the quote -- your trawl.
And it turns out -- beer may actually have some protective compounds as well but in this case we're really talking about.
What this particular study showed and it did show that when people that didn't drink a little bit.
Actually were able to solve puzzles faster so maybe the baptists have it wrong maybe a couple of glasses a -- -- a couple of Beers.
What Jesus would do I don't know well you know this is thousands of years old people you know beer and alcohol have been mentioned in and throughout antiquity.
I will we need to really think about is how -- we incorporate.
Alcohol safely into our lives and at this point no one's really recommend that anyone go out and -- Again the other thing is that you know for women.
This really the study it really tell us anything there were no women in this study we know that women are affected.
Much more so seriously when they drink they their effect on alcohol is twice as much as it is for men and one of the reasons maybe that women.
Have more body fat.
And body fat can store alcohol -- the other problem is that hormones like estrogen seemed to intensify the effects of alcohol.
To shut the jam -- for all gets on the program I guess that's -- Jay Leno has been doing very well after the show we'll talk about gala on tomorrow before the show and especially on Fridays right -- -- -- -- that you.
All right nice -- that.