Study proves "beer goggles" phenomenon does exist

Everyone reacts differently, but some foods are known to trigger headaches for many people - and others (especially those rich in magnesium) seem to help prevent them. Eat: Spinach, tofu, oat bran, barley, fish oil, olive oil, white beans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds Avoid: Red wine, beer, MSG, chocolate, aged cheese, sauerkraut, processed meats like pepperoni, ham, and salamiMore from Health.com: The 5 kinds of headaches istockphoto

iStockPhoto

(CBS News) We often joke that alcohol can make a person look more attractive. But do these rumored "beer goggles" exist?

According to a new study published on April 4 in Addiction, alcohol can make the heart grow fonder - or at least make people look more attractive.

Lewis Halsey, a senior lecturer in comparative and eco physiology at the University of Roehampton in London, and his colleagues wanted to find out if perception of face symmetry change with alcohol consumption. Previous studies have shown facial symmetry to be a factor in judging attractiveness.

Comments

CBSN Live

pop-out
Live Video

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.