How Alcohol Affects Your Body


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What you’re drinking

Champagne gets you drunk at a faster rate than other alcohol, likely due to the carbonation, according to a study from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.

"The gas bubbles irritate the walls of the stomach, stimulating the blood vessels to dilate and absorb more alcohol," Zakhari says. Mixing booze with soda will also bring on a faster buzz, he says.

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