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Even a sniff of alcohol can make it harder for people to control their behavior.
A study where half the participants wore a face-mask laced with alcohol and the other half wore one with a non-alcoholic citrus solution showed that the alcohol mask group were more prone to mistakes.
Wine, beer and spirits have got the thumbs up from the medical profession but only “a little a day”.
Alcohol “does more good than harm for your heart when consumed in moderation” says Imre Janszky, professor of social medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Not all alcohol is bad, drinking in moderation can have heart benefits.
Up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age has been associated with a 20pc cut in the risk for men developing heart failure and a 16pc reduction for women.