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22nd Nov 2017

Study Reveals How Different Drinks Affect Your Emotions


A new study of alcohol’s effect on emotions has revealed which drinks are most likely to make you feel tearful, confident or aggressive. 

The research, which was carried out by Public Health Wales and King’s College London and published in the British Medical Journal, showed that spirits were more likely to make respondents cry. 

Nearly a third of spirit drinkers linked tipples like gin, rum and whiskey to feelings of aggression, compared to just 7.1% of red wine fans. 

Over half of respondents said spirits made them feel energetic and confident, while 42.4% said they made them feel sexy. 

Beer and red wine made about half of drinkers feel relaxed, but vino also made most people feel tired. 

According to the researchers, the positive feelings above may be linked to advertising and the media, but this doesn’t really explain the negative emotions. 

“Emotions experienced could also be related to when the alcohol is drunk, the levels of alcohol within each beverage type and the different compounds found in different drinks,” they said. 

So next time we find ourselves sobbing outside Coppers, we can blame the G&Ts instead of our ex.

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