Scientific Study Claims That Getting Drunk With The Lads At Least Twice A Week Is Actually Healthy

Beers Lads

See you at the pub then.

Most people would agree that they really enjoy going out with their mates to the local boozer and getting hammered at least once a week, but a scientific study is claiming that it’s actually healthier to do it at least twice a week.

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The study comes courtesy of Robin Dunbar, a psychologist and director of Oxford University’s social and evolutionary neuroscience research group, who said the following:

Men should aim to meet up with at leat four friends, twice a week to reap the health benefits of male friendship. These include a stronger immune system, the release of endorphins and decreased anxiety levels.

Bonds can be formed through a range of activities from team sports to male banter — or simply having a pint with your pals on a Friday night. Maybe even go on a bar crawl to reinforce a sense of teamwork and camaraderie whilst socialising.

However, this is not advocating binge drinking – just keep it to a few pints.

happy male friends drinking beer at bar or pub

Well, OK, maybe I fibbed a bit when I said that the report was actively advocating going down the pub twice a week, but it seems like that’s the only other option Dunbar is giving you other than team sports, which I’m sure many people actively participate in anyway. Probably involving a visit to the bar afterwards as well.

Anyway, the important thing is that you don’t need to feel bad about hanging out with the lads a couple of times a week now, it’s all good. If your wife/girlfriend is giving you grief about it, then why not bring up this study which says women are drinking as much as men these days too. Problem solved.


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