Wednesday, May 27, 2009

... and sometimes the LSATers lie.

(Ignore the yellow highlights - those were just my search terms.)

The effect of alcohol on body heat loss.

The effect of the ingestion of alcohol on cooling in seminude human subjects was examined at 25 and 30 degrees C in air; in heavily clothed individuals at -23 degrees C in air; and nude subjects in a water calorimeter at 25 degrees C. It was observed that consumption of the equivalent of five bar whiskey drinks did not affect the cooling rate of subjects as measured by infrared techniques or by thermistors. Total heat loss, measured in the calorimeter, was also not affected by drinking alcohol. It is concluded that the ingestion of alcohol does not cause an increase in cooling rate in humans.

Just a myth either way, apparently.

Correct answer? (B)!

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