USA will 'give up alcohol' within a generation, according to scientist
The United States, along with other western societies are set to give up alcohol altogether, according to a British scientist. And it will all be over within a generation.
Professor David Nutt, former chairman of the United Kingdom’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, claims that alcohol will be replaced by "alcosynth", a synthetic form of alcohol.
According to Nutt, alcosynth mimics all the good effects of alcohol - social lubrication and lowered inhibitions, for example, but without damaging the body.
If he is right, you can say goodbye to hangovers, liver damage and increased risk of disease associated with alcohol consumption.
It is also designed to include a 'plateau' function - that prevents drinkers from exceeding a certain level of intoxication.
"In another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won’t drink alcohol except on rare occasions,” he told International Business Times UK.
“Alcosynth will become the preferred drink”
“It could well change culture,” Professor Nutt said. “If there’s less intoxication then there will be less violence on the street, less vomiting and less unpleasantness in our city centers.
“There are some people that want to get intoxicated so they can just fight or be ‘out of it’, but most people want to drink alcohol to enjoy the experience, though inevitably alcohol harms them.”
He added: ”Alcohol kills more than malaria, meningitis, tuberculosis and dengue fever put together. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could replace alcohol with something that led to almost no deaths?
“That would be one of the greatest public health developments in the history of the world.”
Nutt, with his venture Alcarelle, is currently bidding for $12 million of investment to bring the product to the world market.
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