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Love your beer? You might want to invest in long-sleeved garments the next time you head to a bar.

Researchers have found that people who have had three or more cans of beer were 30 per cent more likely to suffer bites from mosquitoes than those who simply drank water.

According to the researchers, the findings are not limited to beer, but to any other kind of alcohol as well - in effect, mosquitoes prefer to bite drunk people.

While the exact reason behind this is unclear, it is possible that because drinking leads to a rush of blood to the skin's surface, mosquitoes might be more attracted to drunk people as they appear 'warmer' to the mosquito's senses.

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