YouTube videos present drinkers as funny & attractive, scientists say — RT USA

February 22, 2015 6:06 PM

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The content of YouTube’s most popular videos showing alcohol abuse (involving 10 million plus search results ‘drunk’) tends to be humorous and eye-catching, while revealing only minimal downsides for drinkers, a new study says.

Researchers at Pittsburgh and Brown Universities have added another element to a whole bunch of socio-demographic, personal and environmental factors leading to negative consequences of drinking, especially during adolescence and young adulthood – that is, watching videos, posted on YouTube.

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