Alcohol dictates your mood

Revealed the type of booze that’s most likely to make you cry

The booze you choose can frequently steer your mood, according to a new global survey. And the results were based on answers of 30,000 participants who consumed beer, red and white wine. On the other hand, red wine was the most likely to elicit this feeling (just under 53 per cent) followed by beer (around 50 per cent). However, it was discovered that any feelings of anger or aggression were more notably experienced by males, whereas women reported that sipping on some spirit made them feel either tearful or sexy - talk about conflicting.

Bellis: There is plenty of promotional material that pushes the positive emotions people might look for from drinking, but it is important to understand the negative ones as well. He is director of policy, research and worldwide development with Public Health Wales NHS Trust in Cardiff. The responses differed by gender and category of alcohol dependency. If people are to make informed decisions about their drinking, they need to know the full picture of how alcohol affects moods and emotions.

A group of UK-based researchers analyzed data from nearly 30,000 people who responded to the Global Drug Survey. The survey ran from November 2015 to January 2016.

Moreover, spirits have a higher alcohol content. "People get that rush", he said, "and of course it damps down the consideration of the repercussions of some of the actions they might take". "This can result in a quicker stimulating effect as blood alcohol levels increase", he explained. A study of the emotional state of his players, the experts were able to establish a connection between the type of drink consumed and feelings of the person.

Levels of alcohol consumption also affected the results.

There's one notable exception, however. More than 40 percent ticked "sexy" on the survey.

The researchers said the study "represents an initial exploration of alcohol's perceived relationship with emotions on an worldwide basis, across a large sample of young people".

It is worth also bearing in mind that there are compounds apart from alcohol in different drinks.

But those good times come at a cost.

'Feeling positive emotions may in part be related to the promotion of positive experiences by advertising and the media, but the case for experiencing negative emotions is less well founded given that negative emotions are generally not promoted, ' the team concluded. But men were significantly more likely to associate feelings of aggression with all types of alcohol, as were those categorised as heavy or dependent drinkers, who were six times more likely to do so than low risk drinkers.

Around a third of drinkers studied said they felt aggressive when drinking spirits, but over half said vodka, whisky, brandy and other hard drinks made them feel more confident. Negative feelings such as aggression (30%), restlessness (28%) and tearfulness (22%) give significant cause for concern.

Not going to lie: I'd be interested to see how the effect these boozy drinks have on your emotions measures up against that study from a few years ago that found there were four types of "drunk personalities."

But spirits were more likely to elicit some positive feelings than either beer or wine.

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