A new study claims that alcohol can help accident victims.
Beyond the ‘one glass of wine a day’ benefit, there didn’t seem to be much else that was good health-wise related to alcohol. But a new study claims that alcohol can actually be a lifesaver….literally.
According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, hospital patients who have suffered extensive or traumatic injuries are more likely to survive if there is alcohol in their system.
According to an assistant professor at the university, “The more alcohol you have in your system, the more the protective effect. At the higher levels of blood alcohol concentration, there was a reduction of almost 50 percent in hospital mortality rates.”
The detailed research involved using data from nearly 200,000 patients who had undergone treatment at trauma centers from 1995 to 2009. They were all tested for blood alcohol content, ranging from levels of 0 to 0.5%.
Alcohol helped reduce the bodily impact for those who suffered injuries such as fractures or wounds. Burns however, were found to be an exception. The research opens up a new possibility for future drugs that could potentially copy the positive effects of alcohol for emergency room patients.