Consistently, the participants reported different emotional responses to different alcoholic beverages.
Red wine and beer were reported to be the most relaxing drinks, with 52.8 percent of respondents saying that the former boosted relaxation, and almost 50 percent indicating that beer helped them to wind down.
Spirits were reported as the least conducive to a relaxed state, as only 20 percent of respondents said that distilled drinks helped them to relieve tension.
Almost 30 percent of survey respondents who drank spirits said that they felt more aggressive when they chose this type of alcohol. By contrast, only 2.5 percent of red wine drinkers blamed this beverage for a rise in feelings of aggression.
At the same time, however, more than half of the respondents reported that spirits boosted their confidence and energy levels, and 42.4 percent said that these strong drinks made them feel sexier.
By Kayla Brantley For Dailymail.com PUBLISHED: 14 November 2017
BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j909
(Published 22 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j909
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