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People seriously regretting drinking on an empty stomach after seeing disturbing video showing what actually happens

People seriously regretting drinking on an empty stomach after seeing disturbing video showing what actually happens

Viewers have been left feeling pretty queasy after seeing what our insides look like

You might feel like Billy Big Bol**cks while you're firing down shots on an empty stomach, but we all know it's not big nor clever.

As well as willingly signing yourself up to commit drunken mistakes and to wake up with a raging hangover, you're also putting your body through a lot of unneeded stress.

Although our mums, dads, nans and neighbours have all tried to drum it into us that eating dinner before embarking on a bender is essential, there's still a few rebels who reckon they can drink the day away without eating anything.

Seen as though they just can't be told, why not sit them down and make them watch this stomach-churning video shared online by The Institute of Human Anatomy (IOHA)...featuring a real human cadaver?

The private laboratory, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, specialises in 'anatomical education' and wants to inform people on human anatomy and how our bodies work.

So they often share some pretty gruesome, but downright informative, clips online while using bits and pieces from human cadavers to help illustrate to viewers what their insides look like.

One of the IOHA's co-founders, Jonathan Bennion, recently shared a video on YouTube detailing what happens to us when we drink alcohol on an empty stomach - and it's left people feeling pretty queasy, to say the least.

The fact his co-star in the clip was a literal stomach from a cadaver obviously didn't help matters.

The sensitivity of our stomach linings has scared a lot of people.

Clutching his rubbery prop, he began: "When we ingest and swallow the alcohol, it will move down the oesophagus and into the stomach.

"Now, if I open this other stomach, you can see the inside lining - or the mucosa lining - of the stomach.

"The reason I'm showing you this, is because some of the alcohol can actually be absorbed through the stomach lining and into the bloodstream. However, this is only a small amount.

"But it is important to note than alcohol absorption and how fast it enters your blood stream does depend on the contents of the stomach, meaning that alcohol is absorbed more quickly on an empty stomach.

"If, for example, there is fat and protein in the stomach, this will slow that small amount which can be absorbed through the stomach.

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"And of more significance, this will also slow gastric emptying - essentially slowing the movement of the contents from the stomach into the small intestine. The small intestine is where the majority of alcohol is absorbed."

Long story short, if you have nothing on your stomach and start throwing drinks down you, there is nothing in your stomach to soak up the alcohol and prevent it from passing into your small intestine.

Seen as though there is no grub in the way, the booze has a direct route to your small intestine - where it is most quickly absorbed - and before you know it, you're three sheets to the wind.

You need food to slow down the rate at which the alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream, so make sure you fill yourself up before a night on the razz.

The sight of the human stomach and the stern warning about bad booze habits has been enough to scare a host of social media users straight, as they pledged to never drink with an empty belly again.

One said: "There's reason for the madness of drinking on an empty stomach - not good reason, mind you."

Another wrote: "The amount of times in my early 20s when I purposely drank on an empty stomach."

A third added: "This is why it is important not just to eat before drinking, but why it's also important to eat while you're drinking. A lot of people skip that part."

And a fourth commented: "That’s why I don’t understand why when you go out to eat at a restaurant they offer you drinks first. "Do they want you to get drunk?"

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Image/YouTube/thanatomylab

Topics: Health, Alcohol, Weird