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post #11 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 08:24 PM
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Actually lots of recent studies have shown that there aren't any adverse health risks to drinking at high altitudes. It goes against common belief (generally that if you live at lower altitudes, your body will metabolize things more slowly at a higher altitude than your used to), but many studies have shown that high altitude drinking does not make you "more drunk" than drinking at or below sea level, and there aren't any more dangerous long term side effects of drinking at altitude than you would normally get drinking at sea level.

Now if you're suffering from altitude sickness already and you begin drinking heavily I'm sure that you will exacerbate the problem, but if you're feeling good alcohol won't hurt you anymore than it does normally
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