The Scientific Cure for Hangovers
Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about the aftermath of partying, and then some.
By Maria Popova
In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine Canadian folks at ASAP Science comes this scientific hangover cure — take notes:
And if you ever wondered what actually causes a hangover, they’ve got that down, too:
And while we’re at it, here’s the science of why coffee and alcohol make you pee:
For a deeper dive, see toxicologist Amitava Dasgupta’s indispensable tome, The Science of Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind.
Published June 29, 2012