Can the taste of beer make you feel better? A new study suggests so.
The taste of beer alone, without its alcohol effects, can trigger the release of dopamine in the brain, according to the Huffington Post.
Researchers gave a group of men a tiny taste of beer. As the men sipped, the researchers scanned the men’s brains. The study found that after a taste of beer, the men’s brains released the pleasure chemical dopamine.
The effect was even greater among men who had a family history of alcoholism.
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