Drinking red wine makes people feel 'sexy but tired'

Alicia Cross
November 23, 2017

The booze you choose can frequently steer your mood, according to a new global survey. Meanwhile, just 2.5% of red wine drinkers reported feeling more aggressive.

Wine lovers and beer said that these drinks cause in them a strong feeling of fatigue and relaxation, and a stiff drink, on the contrary, charged with energy.

Hard liquor causes the wildest mood swings, the researchers found.

Beer had perhaps the least remarkable effect on most people: Although it can boost confidence and relax you a bit, as evinced by its percentages of 44.54 and 49.87 respectively, and maybe make you a little sleepy (hi there, 38.92 reporting rate), the beverage's scores in everything else where wholly ordinary, especially in comparison to some of the other options on the list: Spirits will make you more energized, ill, aggressive, and restless; spirits and red wine will make you more tearful; and both kinds of wine will make you feel sexier.

For example, almost one-third of hard liquor imbibers said they were more likely to feel aggressive after a shot or two, compared with 2.5 percent of red wine drinkers and just under 7 percent of beer drinkers, the findings showed. According to the current study, though, drinking whiskey ups a whole hosts of emotions, from confidence to aggression.

Co-author Professor Mark Bellis, who is also Public Health Wales' director of policy, research and worldwide development, added: "For centuries, the history of rum, gin, vodka and other spirits has been laced with violence".

The researchers from King's College London have conducted this research, which is to understand what are the effects of different types of alcohol on different people. Many of them are confident that their behavior did not change much, although, actually, it is not so.

Marketing plays into this, Professor Bellis said: "There is a lot of content in alcohol promotion to suggest people will get those positive emotional responses they may be seeking". The survey ran from November 2015 to January 2016.

"Understanding emotions associated with alcohol consumption is imperative to addressing alcohol misuse, providing insight into what emotions influence drink choice between different groups in the population".

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People who are intoxicated often simply don't remember what happened to them during the repast and after it, for sure, that their behavior does not change much, though it is not so. The effects of alcohol such people is reflected in sharply increasing anger, rage, and fear.

The findings come from a large new study which discovered that different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses.

The study is published as the Scottish government announced it will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1 May next year in a bid to combat binge drinking.

There's one notable exception, however.

The study says alcohol use is of "international public health concern with approximately 3.3 million deaths and 5.1% of the global burden of disease and injury attributable to alcohol consumption in 2014".

The survey results indicated that alcoholics in particular rely on drinking to feel better.

He said: "Spirits are often consumed more quickly and have much higher concentrations of alcohol in them".

The study of 30,000 18 to 34 year olds, from 21 different countries, who had drunk each of the specified types of alcohol within the past year, were asked to fill in a questionnaire, which examined how different types of alcohol made them feel. "In some cases, they may be reliant on certain drinks for these feelings", Bellis said.

Interestingly, the feeling of aggression only arises in the minds of males.

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