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Stop the press: Scientists discover an unexpected natural hangover cure that actually works

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    No harm in trying it out...

    http://qz.com/474607/scientists-discover-an-unexpected-natural-hangover-cure-that-actually-works/

    http://csironewsblog.com/2015/07/31...the-fruitless-search-for-hangover-prevention/


    Scientists discover an unexpected natural hangover cure that actually works
    Deena Shanker
    August 07, 2015
    There is no shortage of alleged hangover cures, but now science is actually backing one up.

    Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (“CSIRO”), announced last month on its blog that in its research with Horticulture Innovation Australia, it made an unlikely discovery. Pears, in addition to lowering cholesterol, relieving constipation, and reducing inflammation, can also lower alcohol levels, preventing hangovers before they even start.

    If consumed in advance of the alcohol, pears, and specifically Korean pear juice, the researchers say, “significantly reduced” hangover symptoms compared to a placebo drink. The biggest impact was seen in the subjects’ ability to concentrate, says Professor Manny Noakes, the project’s lead researcher.

    It works, Noakes explained, because the pears affect the enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism, helping the body metabolize and eliminate alcohol or even inhibit its absorption. “In particular, reductions were seen in blood acetaldehyde levels, the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for hangover symptoms,” says Noakes.

    However, CSIRO says, these were just preliminary studies and a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on the topic is still forthcoming. But in the meantime, no harm in trying this one out.
     
  2. datto

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    Nothing beats hair of the dog.
     
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  3. TonyE

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    So it cures Hangovers by making the alchohol you drink less effective?? defeats the purpose i reckon :)
     
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    Pear of the dog.
     
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  6. Kinnon Bell

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    Hmm, I received a bottle of Midori for my birthday the other day and I might have to test this theory out Monday night after my visitors leave...
     
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  7. LibGS

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    The best cure for a hangover is to have another alcoholic drink. The 2 main causes of hangovers are dehydration and toxins from methanol.

    Alcohol is mainly ethanol and method. Ethanol is OK, but methanol when it is metabolized, it produces toxins, which play a big part in hangovers. The body prefers to metabolize ethanol over methanol, so by having another drink the body will stop metabolising methanol and start processing ethanol again.
     
  8. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    Hey Kinnon, next time you're in Melbourne, let's really put it to the test!
     
  9. Casteller

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    I discovered one also .. its called "water".
     
  10. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    That's not before, during or after, that's instead.
     
  11. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That works real well,just drink one litre of water before you passed out..
     
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  12. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the real reason drinking water helps prevent hangover.

    If you're sober enough to remember to drink water, you weren't drunk enough to get a hangover.
     
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  13. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    Ha, I dunno about that! Long walk to the Marsh if I miss the last train home!

    Might have to make a trip to Melb sooner rather than later though, will keep you posted :D
     
  14. Greyghost

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    Recovery plan as follows:
    Poweraide
    Chicken & Chips + Gravy
    Coke
    Another drink or 2 at 5pm
    Bed by 8pm..
     
  15. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like an excellent idea. Now just need to come up with a bunch of reasons to get you to move back here.