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There are a lot of old wives' tales and urban legends about alcohol. The problem is that believing them can actually cause you more harm than good! Here are some urban myths about booze that we're debunking once and for all-
Alcohol destroys brain cells
Let's start with the good news! Alcohol does negatively affect the brain- we’ve all experienced or witnessed slurred speech or memory lapses- but studies have shown that the effects are only temporary. (source)
Taking Aspirin while or before drinking prevents hangovers.
This myth is actually quite dangerous because it has the reverse effect of what you might anticipate. In a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers reported that aspirin lowers the body’s ability to break down alcohol in the stomach, increasing blood alcohol levels by as much as 30%. (source)
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Alcohol warms you up.
Alcohol actually lowers your body temperature, increasing risk for hypothermia and frostbite. (source)
Putting a vodka-soaked tampon inside you will get you drunk.
Wrong. And it burns like hell, as Huffington Post writer Danielle Crittenden can attest. Read her full account here.
Beer before liquor, never sticker. Liquor then beer, you’re in the clear.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. The only thing that really matters is how much alcohol you consume. While beer and wine have less alcohol by volume, they are still equally dangerous as spirits. (source)