Feeling The Fear? Scientists Are On To A New Hangover Cure... 6 years ago

Feeling The Fear? Scientists Are On To A New Hangover Cure...

It's Monday morning, pouring rain and if you went a bit mad at the weekend, chances are you're still feeling a little under the weather.

However, instead of rehydrating yourself with water, one researcher believes that drinking more alcohol the morning after a night out is the way forward.


Award-winning science journalist, Adam Rogers, believes drinking alcohol the morning after the night before is the best way to get over a hangover.

Speaking at a Google talk earlier this year, Adam, the brains behind Proof: The Science of Booze, said “There is a theory that says the hangover is actually the symptom of very, very small amounts of methanol”, he said.

“The notion is if a hangover is methanol toxicity, you’re going to have another drink and the ethanol displaces the methanol off the enzyme and you will feel better. That’s the hypothesis, no one has proved that".

However according to Metro.co.uk, Lauren Owen from the Alcohol Hangover Research Group, believes Mr Rogers may have a point, saying "alcohol acts on a number of chemicals in the brain to increase feelings of pleasure. Reduction of hangover symptoms by “hair of the dog” may also be due to the activity of alcohol on neurotransmitter systems".

Interesting but we're not quite sure it's the way forward!