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What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

It varies: This varies by brand but we can make some reasonable generalizations. Most regular beers are about 5% alcohol, and most "light beers" are closer to 4%. If you want to know for sure, you may have to look it up for a particular brand or call the company. So about 5 light beers = 4 regular beers. Clearly you can get drunk on both so be careful! More info available on the NIAAA website ...Read more

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What is the difference between the alcohol content of light beer and wine?

They're different: Most beer is about 5-6% alcohol, and some light beer is in the 4% alcohol range, while most wines are between 8-12%. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

Alcohol intoxication: Signs and symptoms of acute ethanol intoxication vary with severity and can include slurred speech, nystagmus, disinhibited behavior, incoordination, unsteady gait, memory impairment, stupor, or coma. Acute alcohol intoxication can also induce multiple metabolic derangements including hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, and hypophosphatemia. ...Read more

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What is the difference in alcohol content between Guinness and Bud Light?

What is the difference in alcohol content between Guinness and Bud Light?

No diff- why u ask?: I googled and found this answer: "Guinness Draught, whether on tap or in widget-featuring bottles/cans, is about 4.2%. This makes it comparable to the alcohol content of a "light" beer. " Why are you asking? It may be that you are concerned that you have a drinking problem. Consider visiting and AA meeting and/or having a mental health evaluation ...Read more

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How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

Ethanol clearance: There is wide variation in the metabolism of ethanol. The unhabituated drinker clears ethanol from the blood stream at an approximate rate of 15 to 20 mg/dL per hour. Patients with chronic ethanol abuse can clear ethanol at a rate of 25 to 35 mg/dL per hour, or even faster in some cases. Euphoria and mild deficits in coordination, attention, and cognition are seen w/ BAC of 100 mg/dL. ...Read more

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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What is legal limit on blood alcohol content?

What is legal limit on blood alcohol content?

Blood Alcohol Level: Currently in the US it is 0.08 % (in all states). In countries like Mali, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Saudi Arabia it is 0.00 by Muslim Law. The only countries I could find with a higher Blood alcohol content % were Cyprus at 0.09 (but it is changing to 0.05) & Swaziland. ...Read more

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How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

Alcohol = calories: 1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories . Check NIH Alcohol calorie calculator http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/Calorie-Calculator.aspx ...Read more