Bad news for university students, researchers conducted an extensive study that concluded there is no way of escaping the after effects of excessive drinking.
Contrary to what people might believe, the study showed that drinking lots of water made little to no difference to the way the student participants felt after a night of boozing. Eating various foods didn’t help either.
After being asked to consume different foods and drinks, the group of 800 students were questioned if whether they feel any improvements or not. The majority stated that the foods they consumed had no impact on the awfulness of their hangovers. How about the water? maybe, but not much. Is there really no cure for hangovers?
Although the results are not substantial, it seems that the students who consumed food or water exhibited a minor statistical improvement in their overall state over those who didn’t consume anything. But this doesn’t translate as a conclusion, since there is no doubt that everyone is going to eat or drink something the next day after a hangover.
The researchers suggested that the only substantial way to avoid hangovers is by drinking less alcohol. Furthermore, the experiment found that the heavy drinkers who boast of acquiring immunity to alcohol are deceiving themselves. Even so, almost one third of the participants claimed that they can drink unlimited amounts of alcohol with the certainty that they will wake up fresh and lucid the next morning.
Scientists have found out that almost 80% of those who claimed that they are immune to alcohol had actually drunk less than the other study participants. Their average blood alcohol level was of 10%, which is not enough to knock them down the next day.
Doctor Verster said that he and his team have only found one obvious link between drinking and hangovers, and that is: the more you drink, the bigger the chances you will get a hangover.
Although there weren’t many hopes for a breakthrough, the researchers said that answering a simple question such as this one is extremely important, considering all the social costs derived from alcohol abuse. There is one lesson to be learned though, the doctor adds, and that is to “drink less”.
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