Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A plant that makes you drink less

I'm not sure how I feel about this story. Apparently, there is a plant called Kudzu which has been shown in some experiments at Harvard to reduce the number of alcoholic drinks that a person consumes. One current theory is that the drug speeds up the absorption of alcohol into the blood, thus producing the feeling of being drunk with far less alcohol consumed.

I guess that's a good thing, especially for alcoholics. And yet, there is just something satisfying about getting drunk on a whole crapload of beer. Still, I guess this drug will never become an additive in beer, because there is no way the beer companies would put something in their beer that makes you drink less.