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How Drinking Alcohol May Unclog Your Arteries

You might be able to drown your cholesterol sorrows in booze, but there's a catch.

BY Sarah Rense | Apr 12, 2016 | Fitness & Health

We all know that hamburgers, burritos, and all other superlatively delicious foodstuffs clog up your arteries. We didn't know that alcohol—at least alcohol in certain forms—may go a long way toward unclogging them.

Researchers found that a compound called beta-cyclodextrin fights cholesterol buildup in mice more effectively than drugs already on the market (and Cheerios, apparently). Beta-cyclodextrin also happens to be a key component in powdered alcohol, which has the power to be both disgusting and cut down the time it takes you to black out. It's a win-win-win; just add water.

The FDA has already approved beta-cyclodextrin, but it might be hard to track down for another reason: Half of the states in the US banned powdered alcohol before it was even legalised last year. Tough luck.

From: Esquire UK.


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