Asian flush, explained Why Japan has so many vending machines 2 days ago   03:16

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Asian flush, also widely known as Asian glow, is when Chinese, Japanese and Korean people turn red after drinking alcohol. What causes Asian glow? Genetics, basically. Around 36% of Northeast Asians are deficient in one of the enzymes that metabolizes alcohol, due to a gene mutation called ALDH2*2. This leads to a buildup of a toxic substance called acetaldehyde, which causes Asian flush and can also cause cancer, especially esophageal cancer.

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Rubén F. Marín
She’s beautiful.
Sagittarius A *
OK, she is cute - but let's concentrate on the content (which is always interesting), OK?
VOID Rhyno
airbuddy in de club gettin tipsy
rianne banzuela
My Grandpa is half Chinese and half Filipino and he used to have Asian flush but then he got darker skin and it wasn't obvious anymore.
Jay
I recall when Markipliar talked about his alcohol allergy, now I see why
snuf kin
Alcohol is safe in moderation. So long as you don't overdo it, it's harmless. Just like anything else. Hell, even drinking too much water or eating too much sugar can send you to the hospital! Just be safe when drinking.
ThomasTubeHD
You don’t drink alcohol,alcohol drink u
JoeSexPack
So this is why Native American tribes get so sideways on booze. They process it out at a much slower speed.

NE Asians are closely related & have it too, but less.
Mayday ImPOrtAnt
I'm brown, I have no flush because I'm pigmented.
Aーrーi 。。
I think i got Asian flush everytime when people talk to me.
crazy matt
I'm here from 9gag.
Carbonated Turtle
It's amazing how drinking alcohol can edit videos.
doom
badforyou="*aldehydes"
Hassan Tahan
My bio teacher introduced my class to this phenomenon. She was teaching about different enzymes and how a lot of Asians are deficient in alcohol dehydrogenase, and how she herself gets uncomfortable when she even drinks some beer or red wine. BTW, she was my favourite highschool teacher.
aiNigma
why would that make u uncomfortable thats amazing
ProfoundProcrastinator
White, and i get flushed after only a little alcohol. I mean i can still put it back as much as the next english girl, but my cheeks blush every time.
James Quinn
That color looks so sexy.
Emperor Louis The Retard
*Laughs in South East Asian*
Emperor Louis The Retard
That explains why Drunk Anime Characters Blush
Nehco Oahnait
Asian babies are born with a green mark above the butt, which usually disappears after a short period of time...
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Why Japan has so many vending machines Asian flush, explained 2 days ago   04:47

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While in Japan I noticed vending machines everywhere. Looking into it a little deeper a discovered that there's a very interesting answer to why Japan has so many vending machines. It's an economic story but it's also a story about how Japanese society values robotics and automation.

I even found a business card vending machine: https://ufl.ae/videow/Ewr7VopGxra

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