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Beer is more effective than paracetamol: Study

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Published Apr 30, 2017, 3:52 am IST
Updated Apr 30, 2017, 3:53 am IST
However, it’s not clear whether alcohol reduces feelings of pain because it affects brain receptors.
The researchers explained: “Findings suggest that alcohol is an effective analgesic that delivers clinically-relevant reductions in ratings of pain intensity
 The researchers explained: “Findings suggest that alcohol is an effective analgesic that delivers clinically-relevant reductions in ratings of pain intensity

Researchers say that a few pints of beer are more effective at relieving pain than taking painkillers. They found that found that consuming two pints of beer can cut discomfort by a quarter.

According to a report in The Sun, by elevating your blood alcohol content to approximately 0.08 per cent, you’ll give your body “a small elevation of pain threshold” and thus a “moderate to large reduction in pain intensity ratings”.

 

The researchers explained: “Findings suggest that alcohol is an effective analgesic that delivers clinically-relevant reductions in ratings of pain intensity, which could explain alcohol misuse in those with persistent pain, despite its potential consequences for long-term health.”

However, it’s not clear whether alcohol reduces feelings of pain because it affects brain receptors or because it just lowers anxiety, which then makes us think the pain isn’t as bad.

Dr Trevor Thompson, who led the study, told The Sun: “Alcohol can be compared to opioid drugs such as codeine and the effect is more powerful than paracetamol.”However, experts have warned that the results of the new study does not mean alcohol is good for us.

 

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