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Hangover Resistance

A proportion of adults are (or claim to be) 'immune' from developing hangovers after heavy alcohol consumption.

The underlying biochemical process(es) that may exempt some drinkers from hangovers is currently unknown.

In addition, estimates vary widely as to the prevalence of 'hangover resistance'.

A 2008 study (Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 1(1):42-6) from the US put the figure at around 23 percent.

A 2017 study (Addict Behav Rep. 9;5:14-18) from Canada put the figure at around 5 percent.


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"Despite the fact that alcohol has been used and misused for hundreds of years, the mechanism of action of this simple molecule remains the subject of study. Alcohol use results in diverse behavioral effects, including intoxication, cognitive impa…
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Despite its ubiquity and history spanning several thousand years, the understanding of alcohol-induced 'Hangover' is limited.

"Alcohol hangover is characterized by adverse physical and mental effects that occur the next morning after the intake of toxic dose…


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