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'Beer jacket' myth concerning - British Red Cross
8:00pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
THE myth of the 'beer jacket' – that drinking alcohol keeps you warm – is alive and well.
That’s according to the British Red Cross, whose research found that one in five people – rising to half of 18-24- year-olds – believe booze can keep out the cold.
Simon Lewis, the charity’s head of emergency response, said the figures were a concern.
He added: “Alcohol does the complete opposite. It causes blood vessels to dilate which cools the body and so drinking to warm up is not a good idea and can be dangerous.”
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