Does vodka actually make you more aggressive?

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The emotions noted in the study include feeling energised, relaxed, sexy, confident, tired, aggressive, ill, restless, and tearful.

Lead researcher Mark Bellis, professor of policy research and worldwide development with the Public Health Wales NHS Trust added: "For centuries, the history of rum, gin, vodka, and other spirits has been laced with violence". Heavy or dependent drinkers also reported aggressive feelings more commonly than low-risk drinkers did, and were five times more likely than low-risk drinkers were to report feeling energized by alcohol. The emotional side of drinking is another important aspect to consider when trying to tackle alcohol related harms. Nearly 43 per cent said that drinking spirits made them feel sexy.

Red wine tended to make people sad in 17% of cases, but more significantly, 53% of red wine drinkers said it left them feeling more relaxed. Almost a third (30 per cent) of spirit drinkers associated the drink with feelings of aggression compared with around 2.5 per cent of red wine drinkers.

The study, was led by experts at Bangor University and King's College London, found red wine was likely to make people feel sexy and relaxed - but also exhausted and tearful.

The researchers from Public Health Wales and King's College London also found that spirits were also associated with the highest levels of feeling sexy, with four in 10 saying that spirits made them feel this way. (This year it has accepted additional funding from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council).For the purposes of this research, information was obtained from an online anonymous questionnaire in 11 languages promoted internationally through newspapers, magazines and social media from November 2015 to January 2016. Nearly one in three (30 per cent) spirit drinkers found that it made them more aggressive, compared to just 2.5 per cent of red or white wine drinkers and 7 per cent of beer drinkers saying the same. The responses of the study participants helped to clearly define the classification of alcoholic beverages by types of emotions that causes people use.

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However the research, published in the journal BMJ Open, also suggests loutish drunken behaviour may be linked to the type of alcohol a person has consumed.

The researchers note that this is an "observational study so no firm conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect". They found significant differences between different types of drinks.

The study explained that some particular types of drinks are known to induce stress, which brings intense emotions.

Even without causative findings, the associations themselves could be useful for researchers working to address alcohol misuse.

"This study appears to confirm the widely held perception that different drinks produce different emotional responses", James Nicholls of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern who was not involved in the study tells HuffPost UK. Men more often associated feelings of aggression with alcohol, according to the survey results.

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