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    Updated on Mar 4, 2020. Posted on Mar 16, 2016

    We Got Drunk On Different Types Of Alcohol To Test Drinking Myths

    This St. Patrick's Day, find out how different types of alcohol affect your partying and hangover.

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    Hi, we're The Try Guys and on Friday nights after work, we like to go out drinking together. Like many of you, we have theories about how different types of alcohol affect your night. We wanted to put those theories to the test:

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    So, for the sake of #science,* we got drunk off our asses to figure out how different alcohol influences your night.

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    *This is not a scientifically accurate experiment, like, at all.

    Our experiment was simple. Over four nights, we'd only drink one type of alcohol each night: beer, wine, vodka, and tequila shots.

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    We'd drink at our own pace and see where the night took us, documenting it all on our cell phones.

    To learn more about how alcohol affects your body, we spoke to Dr. Keith Heinzerling, the medical director for the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine.

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    ALCOHOL 1: BEER

    "Beer contains more carbohydrates and calories than some of the other alcohols. It's absorbed more slowly because some of the other calories are being worked on," said Heinzerling.

    Our findings for beer: Turnt Factor = Moderate, Hangover = Low

    ALCOHOL 2: VODKA

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    Heinzerling said, "Quite frankly, we don't know what the underlying cause of the hangover is. I myself was surprised to find out that there's a fair number of automobile accidents that occur when they're suffering from a bad hangover."

    Our findings for vodka: Turnt Factor = Extreme, Hangover = Extreme

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    ALCOHOL 3: WINE

    "All alcohol is sedating. Red wine in susceptible people can cause a headache. People who suffer from chronic headaches like migraines are susceptible and the red wine triggers it," according to Heinzerling.

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    Our findings for wine: Turnt Factor = Low, Hangover = Moderate

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    ALCOHOL 4: TEQUILA

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    "The maximum amount of alcohol intake that's considered healthy is no more than five drinks in a 24-hour period for men," Heinzerling said, "and no more than four drinks in a 24-hour period for women."

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    Our findings for tequila: Turnt Factor = Extreme, Hangover = High

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    So what did we learn? Heinzerling summed it up best: "The best way to avoid a hangover is (kind of obviously) not to drink as much."

    "If you feel like you drank so much that you don't remember what happened or you've done things that you later regret, those are some of the warning signs that you could have a problem."

    How do different alcohols affect your body?

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    Please drink responsibly!