size of wine glasses to blame for britons drinking habits, finds study - wine glass
A new study found that wine glasses were nearly seven times larger than before 300.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the size of the glass has soared nearly seven times.
Double since 1700, the biggest increase in the past 20 years.
This coincides with the surge in wine consumption.
Now, the researchers suggest that the increase from 66 ml of the average capacity of 1700 generations to 449 ml today may be the reason why Britons drink more than they are healthy.
Professor Theresa Mato said: "There is no doubt that wine will be a feature of some Merry Christmas nights, but the size of the wine glass can be important when we drink how much wine, "the director of the department of behavioral and health studies at the University of Cambridge, who led the study.
The study, published in the British Journal of Medicine, measured the size of 411 wine glasses, from 1700 to the present, including the 18 th.
Century glasses held at the ashmolin Museum in Oxford, glassware used by Buckingham Palace, and modern glasses in the John Lewis catalogue.
As predicted, the data confirmed that the capacity increased from 66 ml of 1700 seconds to the average wine glass size of 2000,2016 of 417 ml seconds was-
At 449 ml even higher.
The document also shows that alcohol is the fifth highest risk factor for premature death and disability in high-risk populations
In the UK, wine consumption nearly quadrupled between 1960 and 1980, and nearly doubled between 1980 and 2004.
"Our findings suggest that the capacity of wine glasses in the UK has increased significantly in the past 300," said first author Dr. Zorana Zupan . ".
"The scale has grown rapidly since 1990.
Whether this has led to an increase in wine consumption in the UK, we can't be sure, but a glass of wine before 300 is only a small part of today.