Scientists Test Old Myth on Hangover

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Scientists Test Old Myth on Hangover

Researchers from Cambridge and Witten/Herdecke University in Germany carried out an experiment to test an old myth to prevent a hangover: “beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer, you’ll feel queer.”

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and which included 90 volunteers, is aimed at examining the "influence of the combination and order of beer and wine consumption on hangover intensity".

Some of the participants, divided into three groups, where asked to drink in a specific order (beer then wine/ wine then beer), while others had either only beer or only wine.

The findings showed that you will be become ill if you drink too much, no matter what the drink is.

"The truth is that drinking too much of any alcoholic drink is likely to result in a hangover,” Author Joran Kochling, from Germany's Witten/Herdecke University, said.

"The only reliable way of predicting how miserable you'll feel the next day is by how drunk you feel and whether you are sick,” he added.

"Unfortunately, we found that there was no way to avoid the inevitable hangover just by favouring one order over another,” said Dr Kai Hensel, a senior clinical fellow at Cambridge University and senior author of the study.