Posted in Lifestyle on May 14, 2009

asian-glow-girl “Asian flush” otherwise known as “Asian Glow” is a well known description for what is observed on certain group of Asians where their face turns red due to their intolerance of alcohol.  The rates of occurrences in Asians vary.  It is usually about 30% for Japanese, Koreans and Chinese while over 50% for other East Asians.

While this reaction can be embarrassing for guys, it is sometimes considered cute on girls as it makes them look like they are blushing.  What is the cause?  What are its ties to cancer? Read more …