Budweiser drinkers most likely to end up in emergency room
By Bryan Hood
It’s long been known that alcohol plays a part in a third of emergency room visits, but a new report finds that some beverages are more likely to factor into those visits than others.
A study done at Johns Hopkins University hospital in Baltimore found that five beers in particular tended to lead to ER trips.
According to “Alcohol Brand Use and Injury in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Study” those were Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light.
Two of the brands – Steel Reserve and Colt 45 — are malt liquors, beers known for having a high alcohol content.
Budweiser, which touts itself as the “King of Beers,” was by far the leader in sending people to the E.R. The study found that 15 percent of patients had drank the beverage in the hours leading up to their visit.
The study was the first of its kind.