Did you know that beer helps remove headache better than semetamol? This was revealed by a study published in the journal "The Journal of Pain." In research, it is announced that drinking two feet of beer can significantly reduce headache.
This study was conducted by the University of Greenwich, England, and published in the Journal of Pain and, according to researchers, beer works better than paracetamol when it comes to eliminating headache.
Alcohol has an analgesic effect
To accomplish this study, researchers at the University of Greenwich compiled the results of 18 studies conducted on 404 participants. After analyzing them, it was concluded that the consumption of alcohol in a certain quantity has an analgesic effect that increases the threshold of tolerance to pain.
And that, just as an "opioid drug like codeine" can be done, explains Dr. Trevor Thompson, the study's lead author.
According to the study, raising the blood alcohol level to 0.08% increases the pain tolerance threshold and therefore "reduces the intensity of pain."
For scholars of the subject, this research could also be a new way of explaining the alcoholism so intense that exists in society:
"This could explain alcohol abuse among people suffering from persistent pain despite the long-term health consequences."
The creation of a more effective and less harmful analgesic
Researchers hope to learn from this breakthrough to develop a painkiller soon to reproduce the effects of alcohol on pain, but this product is not necessarily the "solution", since according to the website Reflections on alcoholism, alcohol is the most dangerous drug of all.
"If we can make a drug without the harmful side effects of alcohol, we can get a painkiller potentially better than what we have now," say the researchers. Because if alcohol seems able to reduce pain in the short term, it does not compensate for its long-term negative effects.