- Publish Date
- Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:18AM
Water before going to sleep after a big night? Gatorade the morning after? Or a takeaway to soak up the booze?
Scientists have solved one of the burning questions of our time: how to avoid a hangover.
And their answer? Drink less.
They found that hangover cures just don't work. Drinking water after a big night out, or eating a meal to soak up the alcohol, is simply pointless. The only sure-fire way to avoid the morning-after misery of nausea and a pounding headache is to limit your intake.
Researchers in the Netherlands and Canada monitored the drinking habits of more than 1,600 Dutch and Canadian students to discover whether some were - as they had claimed - immune to hangovers.
They calculated the estimated blood alcohol concentration among those who experienced hangovers and those who said they did not.
Four-fifths of those who claimed not to suffer from hangovers had an estimated blood alcohol level of less than 0.1 per cent - the equivalent of about two large glasses of wine.
Source- NZ Herald