Theories and myths about the best way to cure a hangover have been circulating like diet trends. But researchers have finally agreed upon the best resolve for the bothersome condition.
Researchers have revealed that gulping gallons of water and eating late-night meals after a night of heavy drinking pale in comparison for hangover cures compared to their conclusion that the only way to truly prevent a hangover is to drink less alcohol, according to BBC News.
With this new study, researchers are debunking all myths by laying out the facts around hangovers and putting the drinker in control of their own aftermath.
In the study, over 800 students were asked how they best fought off hangover symptoms and surprisingly enough, neither food nor water were found to encourage any positive effect.
At this time, the findings are being presented at a conference in Amsterdam. A team of researchers from the Netherlands and Canada conducted the study of surveying students about their drinking habits and hangover cures to find out if the symptoms could be eased or if certain people were immune from the condition.
From the study, 826 Dutch students, 54 percent reported to eating food after drinking alcohol that was heavy in fat, to battle the next day of drinking. At the same time, more than two-thirds attempted to hold off symptoms by drinking water while drinking alcohol as well as before bed.
But neither solution seemed to affect the outcome heavily. In the same study, 789 Canadian students were polled about their drinking in the previous month and the details of their hangovers. The results overwhelmingly showed that the ones that did not get a hangover did not consume more than a little bit of alcohol in the first place. In that study, no-one was immune to a hangover who had a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.2 percent.
The lead author, Dr. Joris Verster from Utrecht University said that the results were straightforward.
“The more you drink, the more likely you are to get a hangover.”