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Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?

Episode 12 of 19

Series exploring topical scientific issues. How bad can our drinking pattern be for our health? Doctors and genetically identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken find out.

How bad can our drinking pattern be for our health? Doctors and genetically identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken want to find out. With the current drinking guidelines under review, the twins embark on self-experimentation to see the effects of different drinking patterns on their health. With Chris drinking 21 units spread evenly across the week and Xand having his 21 in single weekly binges, how will their bodies differ after a month? Catching up with the latest research into alcohol drinking patterns, we ask if moderate drinking is genuinely good for us - and whether binge drinking is really that bad.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris van Tulleken
Presenter Xand van Tulleken
Producer Sophie Todd
Director Sophie Todd
Series Editor Steve Crabtree

Broadcasts

  • Wed 20 May 2015 21:00
  • Wed 20 May 2015 23:50
  • Thu 11 Jun 2015 00:50
  • Thu 10 Jan 2019 23:00