Can the music at high volume to drink more alcohol?

Can the music at high volume to drink more alcohol - According to research published in the Bulletin "Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research" raise the volume of music induces the drinkers end up a glass of beer, about three minutes earlier than usual.
Italy
July 20, 2008 5:46am CST
According to research published in the bulletin "Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research" raise the volume of music induces the drinkers end up a glass of beer, about three minutes earlier than usual. Researchers say that music at high volume caused an increase in consumption, with an average number of drinks ordered by customers rising to 3.4 per person from the previous 2.6. While the time drunk down form 14.51 minutes to 11.45 on average. To do this study the team of researchers spent three Saturday evening in two bars and observing the behaviour of 40 males of 18-25 years that drinking beer. Note that the researchers admit that their study has some limitations, such as the fact that the experiment is on a small scale and can not be applied to every bar. Furthemore, researchers say it is not clear why a greater sound volume semms to increase the consumption of alcohol but also explain that it makes it more difficult, forcing people to talk less and drink more. What do you think? Truly the music at high volume has power to do more to drink alcohol?
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• United States
21 Jul 08
hmm i dont know if i believe this or not.. but then again the louder the music the more they may dance and make them more thirsty so i guess it could be right lol
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• Italy
21 Jul 08
It might be another good theory, but the study was not based on bars where dance.
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• United States
21 Jul 08
ah ok.. then scratch that lol
• United States
21 Jul 08
I think they are right. The loudness of the music will not let the people talk so they drink more. To me that seems logical.
• Italy
21 Jul 08
Does it sound logical for whom? For the people or the owners of bars?
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• United States
22 Jul 08
For the owners of the bar. Do you think if the music is higher you can do extreme ironing in the bar better?
• Italy
22 Jul 08
It might be a good idea;: "High Volume Extreme Ironing". Sounds good?
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• United States
21 Jul 08
I do not know about anyone else on here, but if there is really depressing music on the stereo, I would think that that would cause people to want to drink more. I know my family drinks more when they are listening to depressing music.
• Italy
21 Jul 08
It could also be so but the study does not talk about depressing music but of volume of music. however know people that when want to drink a lot listening to a particolar type of music.
@riocab08 (41)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
i think it depends on the person if he's in the mood.. but most of the times. we should drink because we want to have fun, and the music helps us pump ourselves to drink more.
• Italy
21 Jul 08
I totally agree with you.
• Canada
21 Jul 08
That makes sense to me. Music played at high volume is so painful that one needs o drink more in order to enjoy it. LOL
• Italy
21 Jul 08
If music at high volume was painful customers rather than drink more...flee. Or not?
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I saw this on wellness360 the other day. I honestly don't know if I believe this or not. I guess it is a starting point. Hopefully they will keep investigating this.
• Italy
21 Jul 08
Of course this is onlya starting point. If I had to acquaint themeselves with developement regardind this study will wtite agsain on the subject.
• United States
20 Jul 08
I just find the study hard to believe. I was a bar maid many years ago in a bar that only had a juke box and the volume was never turned up. Yet there were the usual drinkers putting down their usual amount. The hard drinkers got on their usual Drunk. I don't think it's the music, if you have a drinking problem you're going to drink till you're drunk no matter whether the music is loud or not. I don't really think that most of the drunks really hear the music to begin with.
• Italy
21 Jul 08
I agrre with you, a drinker will not wait the music to begin. On the other hand the same researchers say that the study is not very reliable in what has been done only in two bars. But the fact that, since a high volume of music, talk less and then drink more we would do a thought.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I've never liked places that blast me out of my seat with loud music. I guess this is why they do it!
• Italy
21 Jul 08
Perhaps we already knew that this method works to drink more customers. If not know before, after the pubblication of this study will know it all.
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@nutanjain (898)
• India
20 Jul 08
well this is the true of our many social parties because everyone in or around our gatherings peolpe used to go with huge consumtion of drinks firstly for the social happy cause and secondly for the cause that they are [i]provided with free drinks[i/] and then the heavy music this is t he reality people drink so much taht they do not even stand on their feet
• Italy
21 Jul 08
I think that those who want to drink do so even if is not free.