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Top five beers that will land you in the E.R.*

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I generally consider a beer emergency to be running out of beer at an inopportune time, however, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are looking at it a little differently.

Specifically, they conducted a study in Charm City titled “Alcohol Brand Use and Injury in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Study, ” or colloquially, “The Top Five Beers That Will Land You In The E.R.*”

*Okay, not really, but they did determine during the course of their research the patients who had been drinking Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light were the most likely to have sustained an injury that led them to seek emergency medical treatment.

The New York Times reports:

“Four malt liquors accounted for nearly half of the beer consumption by emergency room patients, even though they account for less than 3 percent of beer consumption in the general population.”

The takeaway: the next time one of your friends says “let’s go get some 40s, then run around with scissors,” think again.

Disclaimer: Baltimore may not necessarily be representative of the entire United States. In many, many ways.

 

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Chris Preovolos

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