A new affliction emerges:

More than half of female university students in Australia are skipping meals before a big night out so they can save calories for alcohol, an Adelaide study has found.

The study, by PhD student and researcher Alissa Knight at the University of South Australia, looks into the social phenomena dubbed “drunkorexia”.

Ms Knight said drunkorexia was the combination of two social cultures in Australia involving binge drinking and a desire to be thin.

Feminists are at least partially immune.


  1. Not sure this is new. The expression “Eating is Cheating” was around before today’s drunken teenager was born and may have been partly responsible for it too.

    It’s also the reason Russians (who eat while drinking) can get through a bottle of Stolichnya in exactly the way most Aussies couldn’t.


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