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Hangover? Blame the wine glass It's Not YOur Fault!!

MOST wine drinkers nursing a bad hangover have cursed themselves for having too many glasses the night before.

But have you also thought I only had one or two glasses why have I got a hangover?

A new study shows it may be the size of the wine glass that causes you  to overdo it.

Researchers of the study showed drinkers helped themselves to larger servings when they had wider glasses or held them in their hands while pouring or when the colour of the glass matched the wine.

Several settings were set up with different glasses and participants were asked to pour the same amount of wine at each setting, but they just couldn’t tell the difference.

Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities in the US recruited 73 students who drank at least a glass of wine a week. They were offered glasses of different sizes but told to pour the same amount each time.

The students gave themselves 11.9 per cent more wine when they had a wider glass and drank 12.2 per cent more if they held it while pouring.

Douglas Walker, co-author of the research published in Substance Use And Misuse, said: “Participants were asked to pour the same amount at each setting, but they just couldn’t tell the difference.”

“So no need to blame yourself for getting a hangover, you can blame the glass now”!  “What a good excuse for overdoing it” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.


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