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Jan 18, 2011

Science Has Found the Best Way to Cure Your Hangover

Finally, a reason for science to exist: A researcher in Philadelphia (of course!) has discovered the single most effective cure for a hangover. And it's really pretty simple.

Coffee and aspirin. That's it! So much simpler than my current cures of "building a time machine and preventing myself from drinking the night before," and, if that fails, "staring at the wall until the day is over." This is all according to Thomas Jefferson University's Michael Oshinsky, who, no joke, gave rats hangovers:
Ethanol brings on headaches thanks to a chemical acetate it can produce and even low doses can affect some people more than others, said the study.
Professor Michael Oshinsky, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, induced headaches in rats using small amounts of ethanol.
He then gave them doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories to find it blocked the acetate and relieved the headaches.
Is this real? Well, it's science, so it has to be! But what does it mean?

For one thing, that dehydration isn't the cause of hangovers—the rats Oshinksy got drunk weren't dehydrated—so don't worry about coffee further dehydrating you. For another, all the weird cures your roommate is always trying to make you take—"A raw-egg-and-vodka wheatgrass shot? And I have to drink it from the opposite side of the glass? Are you sure about this?"—aren't even as effective as what your grandfather (and grandmother) were taking.




20 comments:

Christian said...

Would have been helpful a few days ago.

The Angry Lurker said...

When I worked on a hospital ward, the nurses would hook themselves up with pure oxygen, it helps I can tell you.

BTN Hip Hop said...

i just drink about 5l of water before i sleep. i never have a hang over

Zombie said...

Another home remedy would be eat crap loads of pizza as you drink.

Snickelsox said...

They say that water isnt the cure but I have not once had a hangover and I am certain its because of water.

Dasuchin said...

Definitely gonna have to test this lol...

NeedlessToSay said...

Neat, but it's a problem I don't have to deal with. I've yet to have a hangover, despite trying my damnedest to get one.

Smokin D said...

Thats always been my defense. Of course Im prone to migraines anyway, so Ive tried a lot of things to remove headaches.

Engelhart said...

Too bad I hate coffee, hahaha

Mister Sharaf said...

dont drink :D?

KidLeo said...

Cure to hangover: Coffee!

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BlahCooCooBlah said...

A nice greasy meal the next day always cures my hangover!

miecak said...

Now THIS is useful info!

MRanthrope said...

I already have the cure for hangovers....since I don't drink it only works for me though!

Vapor said...

I still like to use chocolate milk.

Josh Tree said...

Supported

Isaac said...

great post I love me some coffee and aspirin

Evan said...

lol Like others have said, wish I would've known yesterday

JackHorrison said...

My friends and I invented a hangover cure, but it involved juicing two whole watermelons.

Random said...

Will have to try it, I find drinking a bottle of gatorade before bed stops a lot of would-be hangovers