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Drinking water doesn't prevent a hangover, Dutch study says

29 August 2015

Raiding the fridge or downing glasses of water after a night of heavy drinking won't improve your sore head the next day, Dutch research suggests. Instead, the only way to prevent a hangover is to drink less alcohol.

Among 826 Dutch students, 54% ate food after drinking alcohol, including fatty food and heavy breakfasts, in the hope of staving off a hangover. With the same aim, more than two-thirds drank water while drinking alcohol and more than half drank water before going to bed.

According to lead author Dr Joris Verster, from Utrecht University, the relationship was pretty straightforward. "The more you drink, the more likely you are to get a hangover. "Drinking water may help against thirst and a dry mouth, but it will not take away the misery, the headache and the nausea."

Source: bbc.com.

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