Drinkers’ Red Face May Signal Cancer Risk

asian-1 asian-2 Dudes, today, The New York Times posted a story how if your face turns red when you drink booze, you might be susceptible to certain kinds of cancer, which is a bit of a bummer, seeing as how I light up like a Christmas tree every time alcohol enters my system. Turning bright red had prevented me from drinking during college — too embarrassing. The red face plus the fact that I always inevitably got doused with beer whenever I tried to drink cut any potential shenanigans short.

I had always heard red-face happens to Asians because we’re missing some kind of enzyme to process alcohol, but I don’t know, doesn’t that sound kind of vague and urban-myth-y? They actually name that said enzyme in the article, so am I supposed to quit drinking? Hmmm.

By the way, this is what you get when you Google “Asian drinks”:

And this is what you get when you Google “Asian drunks”:

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