Here’s Why You Might Turn Red When Drinking Alcohol

It’s true: One beer can cause Asian Glow.

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Technically, the term is Alcohol Flush Syndrome, but if you’re Asian you might have referred to it as Asian Glow or Asian Flush.

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So what the hell is it? To find out why some East Asians get this condition, BuzzFeed Science spoke to biochemist Kenneth Warren, Ph.D., deputy director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

Contrary to popular opinion, people who turn red when drinking don’t automatically get drunk faster. “Alcohol tolerance/sensitivity is independent from the gene,” said Warren.

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