Today's Topic in Focus: [03:40]
In this episode Danny and Alan discuss the health impacts of alcohol and take a look at the research to answer whether alcohol should be viewed as having a J-shaped curve of risk or zero alcohol being better than any amount.
- WHO Statistics - Harmful Use of Alcohol
- Wood et al., 2018 - Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599,912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies
- Egolf et al., 1992 - The Roseto effect: a 50-year comparison of mortality rates
"I Have a Question!" [53:45]
Today's listener questions:
- Hannah: What is the process involving glutamate that leads to "the fear" that comes with a hangover? Is there some way through supplementation to attenuate this effect after drinking?
- Hannah: What are the health implications (immediate and long-term) of consuming over ripened fruit, sourdough bread or fermented foods which contain trace amounts of alcohol? Should people who are pregnant avoid foods that may contain trace amounts of alcohol?
- Richard Ellis: How does alcohol at bedtime affect intermittent fasting?
Random Recommendations [62:14]
Alan's Recommendation: Angrynomics with Mark Blyth
Danny's Recommendation: Filled with Science, but Unscientific - Eric Helms
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