…exactly what many of us have been doing all along. According to a recent study by Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, the best hangover cure is aspirin and coffee. I’d add a big greasy breakfast to that as well, but according to the study it doesn’t make a difference. And they call themselves scientists!
To determine what works best for a hangover, professor Michael Oshinsky used ethanol (the substance in beer and whiskey that makes you go “whee!”) to induce headaches in lab rates. He then gave the critters doses of caffeine and anti-inflammitories, which alleviated their symptoms. The rats were not dehydrated, which is a bummer, because that’s a big component in feel miserable the morning after an unforgettable night that you can’t really remember.
While enlightening, this study goes against some very tried and true hangover curing methods, such as loading up on greasy food to settle the stomach, drinking lots of Gatorade to get your body rehydrated, or working out to flush your system. And let’s not forget the biggie – a little hair of the dog. I’d be curious to see if that didn’t make his little rodent pals feel better as well.
So what’s your personal hangover cure? Advil and Starbucks? Bacon and eggs? Not drinking like an ass the night before? As always, let us know below!