If you find yourself finishing off pints long before your friends are ready for the next round, perhaps you should ask the person behind the bar for a straight glass.
Researchers from Bristol University’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group found that the shape of a glass can affect the speed at which we drink – and that straight glasses cause people to drink more slowly than curved ones.
Lead researcher Dr Angela Attwood and PhD student David Troy asked a group of 160 people to attend two sessions at local pubs, giving some participants a lager in a curved glass and others beer in a straight-sided glass. Those who had the straight glasses were 60 per cent slower to consume alcoholic beverages than those drinking from curved glasses.
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