HST was right

A valid reason for that glass of wine by the laptop.

The Colorado study tested the DNA of moderate-to-heavy drinking students to determine whether they had the G-variant gene. They were divided into two groups accordingly, before having alcohol injected directly into the bloodstream (to eliminate differences in absorption rate). Those with the G-variant produced a slightly different version of what is known as the mu-opioid protein, which elicits a stronger response in the brain. As a result they reported stronger feelings of happiness and elation after their shot of alcohol. This initial euphoria is usually followed by a longer state of relaxation, lasting several hours. For those with the G-variant, this period aids the creative process.

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One Response to “HST was right”

  1. gary davison Says:

    If newcastle stay up at the weekend the euphoria should reach decent levels, and we’re on an all day bender, so the scientists might one to check us out:)

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