Men NEED to get drunk with mates at least twice a week, scientific study claims

Men NEED to get drunk with mates at least twice a week, scientific study claims

GETTING sozzled a few times a week can help guys stay healthy (apparently).

Laura Mitchell


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GOOD NEWS: A scientist is saying men need to go to the pub more

It’s coming up to the new year and this is normally a time when people give up things that are bad for their health.

The most common New Year’s resolutions are quitting junk food, giving up alcohol and getting fit.

But a study, conducted by the University of Oxford, has given men a great excuse to head to the pub MORE. 

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The study discovered, for men, going out for a few pints is actually good for their health.

And according to the report, guys should go out boozing at least twice a week.

However, the study conducted by Robin Dunbar, a psychologist and director of Oxford University’s social and evolutionary neuroscience research group, is not implying lads should go out binge drinking. 

In fact, it is more the social side of a pub-visit that is beneficial. The study determined that men should physically meet with four friends, two times a week, in order to reap the health benefits of male friendship.

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HEALTHY: Going out with male mates twice a week is good for a guy’s mental health

Benefits of strong male friendships include a stronger immune system, the release of endorphins and decreased anxiety levels.

Men who regularly hit the pub with mates are also more generous (apparently).

Robin even suggests men go on a bar crawl to reinforce a sense of teamwork and camaraderie while they socialise.

“Bonds can be formed through a range of activities from team sports to male banter — or simply having a pint with your pals on a Friday night,” he says in the report.

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