Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports recent research that outlines how the shape of a glass used while drinking alcohol affects consumption levels.
According to a recent report published in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, alcohol consumption may not simply involve a craving for alcohol, but also a response to the shape of the glass used during this particular activity.
The report showed that the rate of alcohol drinking appeared to change when the drink was poured into a glass with a particular shape. The research study was conducted using approximately 159 alcohol drinkers, who were randomly assigned to two groups based on the shape of the glass used for drinking. One group was given an alcoholic drink placed in a straight-sided glass, whereas the other group was given drinks contained in curvy glasses.
The results of the study showed that the group drinking from straight-sided glasses was drinking at a 60% slower rate as compared to those using curvy glasses. Interestingly, this discrepancy was only observed when the drinks were served with a full glass and not when served with a half-full glass.
Upon interviewing the study participants, it was observed that the subjects using curvy glasses misjudged the amount of alcohol they consumed, thus resulting in a faster rate of drinking. This interesting observation may also be included in the health tips for good natural health and maintaining liver function.
The observations presented in this study may be worth reviewing because this may also help in the design of health tips that may promote good natural health.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Alcohol consumption has been linked to liver disease and thus it may be used as part of general health tips, mainly as warning on the type of drinking glass used by alcohol drinkers and to prevent damage to natural health. It may also be worthwhile for bars and restaurants to be aware of the effect of glass shape on the amount and rate of alcohol that their customers may consume.”
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang also commented, saying, “The findings of this recent report may be quite interesting and at the same time bizarre, allowing us to better understand external signals that may trigger an increase in alcohol consumption and may be possibly included as one of the health tips for the consuming public.”
(SOURCE: “PLoS”, Glass Shape Influences Consumption Rate for Alcoholic Beverages April 2012)
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