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Why you should ditch your holiday airport pint, according to doctor


Why you should consider ditching your holiday airport pint, according to doctor

Dr Amir Khan discussed why you should consider not drinking en route to your destination when he appeared on ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday (5 June).

Dr Khan said: “There is a new study showing it is potentially more dangerous than first thought.

“The combination of alcohol on a flight, plus changes in cabin pressure can affect your oxygen levels and drop your oxygen levels and increase your heart rate and make you poorly.

“That can affect anyone at any age.

“I know it’s a British tradition to start the holiday at the airport with a pint but maybe wait until your destination and start drinking then.

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