Hiccup … have you got the tipsy gene?
Growing up we used to call it the “Cadbury” – just one glass and a half of an alcoholic beverage and you’d be gone, but now science has an explanation for why some people get drunk faster than others.
And just like good looks, great hair and natural sporting ability, it seems being good at drinking is something you’re born with.
The ABC reports scientists from the University of Carolina have uncovered the CYP2E1 gene; responsible for protecting the body from drunken stupor through it’s ability to break down alcohol more easily.
According to the research between 10 to 20 per cent of the population are in possession of the gene, while those without it can expect to spend the rest of their days being the life of the party (at least for the first hour of any social engagement) and suffering for it the next day.
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