The 'topping-up' effect: Differences between low- and non-alcoholic lager on blood ethanol

R. J. Ward, A. J S MacPherson, Giles J. Peek, M. E S Bailey, T. J. Peters

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Abstract

The peak blood alcohol levels attained in male and female subjects after consumption of 3 pints of regular lager (4.2%) over a 30 min period was 73.5 ± 6.9 mg% in males and 113 ± 17 mg% in females. Peak values occurred at 60 and 90 min post-ingestion in males and females, respectively. Consumption of 3 pints of low-alcohol lager gave a maximum blood alcohol level of 13 mg% while there was no measurable blood alcohol content after three pints of non-alcohol lager. 'Topping-up' with a non-alcohol lager after 2 pints of regular lager leads to significantly lower blood alcohol levels when compared with 'topping-up' with low-alcohol lager over a comparable time in males but not in females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalAlcohol and Alcoholism
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Ward, R. J., MacPherson, A. J. S., Peek, G. J., Bailey, M. E. S., & Peters, T. J. (1991). The 'topping-up' effect: Differences between low- and non-alcoholic lager on blood ethanol. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 26(4), 399-402.

The 'topping-up' effect : Differences between low- and non-alcoholic lager on blood ethanol. / Ward, R. J.; MacPherson, A. J S; Peek, Giles J.; Bailey, M. E S; Peters, T. J.

In: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol. 26, No. 4, 1991, p. 399-402.

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Ward, RJ, MacPherson, AJS, Peek, GJ, Bailey, MES & Peters, TJ 1991, 'The 'topping-up' effect: Differences between low- and non-alcoholic lager on blood ethanol', Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 399-402.
Ward RJ, MacPherson AJS, Peek GJ, Bailey MES, Peters TJ. The 'topping-up' effect: Differences between low- and non-alcoholic lager on blood ethanol. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 1991;26(4):399-402.
Ward, R. J. ; MacPherson, A. J S ; Peek, Giles J. ; Bailey, M. E S ; Peters, T. J. / The 'topping-up' effect : Differences between low- and non-alcoholic lager on blood ethanol. In: Alcohol and Alcoholism. 1991 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 399-402.
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