Alcohol Consumption: In the Eye of the Beholder If you want to cut back on your alcohol consumption during the holidays, here's a simple tip: drink all your cocktails from a highball glass. A study in a British Medical journal, BMJ, finds that subjects poured 30 percent less alcohol when they were using a tall glass rather than a squat tumbler. Scientists call it "portion distortion" -- the drink looks like more in a tall glass.
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Alcohol Consumption: In the Eye of the Beholder

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Alcohol Consumption: In the Eye of the Beholder

Alcohol Consumption: In the Eye of the Beholder

Alcohol Consumption: In the Eye of the Beholder

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If you want to cut back on your alcohol consumption during the holidays, here's a simple tip: drink all your cocktails from a highball glass. A study in a British Medical journal, BMJ, finds that subjects poured 30 percent less alcohol when they were using a tall glass rather than a squat tumbler. Scientists call it "portion distortion" — the drink looks like more in a tall glass.