Alcohol intake increases as people live in cold climates
Living in colder climates increases alcohol consumption and liver diseases - short science news and articles

Researchers have found out that as temperature and sunlight hours decrease the level of alcohol consumption increases. While it has been empirically known for several years now that people in colder countries drink more, it was never shown experimentally.

Also, there is an increase in the number of alcoholic liver diseases in the colder countries as compared to their warmer counterparts. These results hold true even if the scientists controlled for religion and alcohol habits.

Alcohol being a vasodialator gives a feeling of warmth, which could be the reason for increased alcohol consumption in colder climates.

Read the full story: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Scientific publication: Hepatology

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