Drunkorexia: How Alcohol Became a Weight-Loss Food
Once infamous for how they objectified the female body, marketing departments at beer and spirit producers have begun selling their products to women as weight-loss drinks.
What's the Latest Development?
Alcohol advertisements were once infamous for how they objectified the female body but today, marketing departments at beer and spirit producers have begun selling their products to women as weight-loss drinks. "First, the 'fitness friendly' campaigns—like an Amstel Light ad with an athletically sexy, sweaty, young blond female and the slogan, 'Tell Them You've Hired A Personal Trainer From Holland.' ... The other category: diet alcohol ads, aimed primarily at young females. These promise all the upsides of drinking without any of the pesky weight gain."
What's the Big Idea?
Sociologists say the effects of these marketing campaigns across college campuses has been frightening, as more and more young adults skip meals to "save" calories for a night of drinking. "Dr. Mark Peluso, director of the Middlebury College health center, points out that drinking on an empty stomach leads to more rapid absorption of alcohol, and higher levels of impairment and intoxication. So every time people purposely do it, they incur increased risks of things like sexual assault and DUIs, and, in the long run, gastritis, ulcer, and malnutrition."
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Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
- During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies.
- The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology.
- Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values.
A Bund parade in New York, October 30, 1939.
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Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
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- A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds.
- This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive.
- The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people.