Are You a Mean Drunk? At Least You’re in Good Shape
It's not a fun thing to hear that you turn into kind of an ass when you drink but there is an upside to it... somewhat.
A new study out of Finland, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, found that people who are aggressive when they drink are more than likely to be in better shape and have less risk of getting diabetes.
Without getting too "science-y," the results basically say that the mutation in a particular gene that causes impulsive behavior [specifically when someone is drunk] ALSO works against obesity and insulin.
Scientists' think this can date back to the Ice Age days when men had high levels of testosterone, which made them more aggressive and in turn helped them get food and survive.
In our modern society with ample food, the carriers of the mutation who have normal or low levels of testosterone may be better protected from metabolic illnesses relating to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes."
And this is especially true in women, too.
My ex-boyfriend always told me that I get mean when I drink... I guess it's not such a bad thing. Or at least that's what I'll tell myself.