Hangover Remedies Not Working? New findings of scientists

Hangover Remedies Not Working? New findings of scientists
Hangover Remedies Not Working? New findings of scientists

Everyone has their own way of dealing with the unpleasant consequences of an excessively drenched party. Probably he will have to stay with it. Researchers from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust conducted a review of scientific work on the effectiveness of various substances for hangover. They inform in the pages of the “Addiction” magazine that there is practically no reliable evidence that any of them works effectively.

The authors of the study noted that the scientific basis on which the producers of various agents and advocates of various traditional methods base their claims is extremely weak. Work on the effectiveness of hangover remedies is sparse and generally of low quality. Additionally, they base their theses on research conducted mainly by men. If science is to provide the public with genuinely reliable information on this subject, it must do more.

The review paper published just after New Year’s midnight brings the results of an analysis of 21 randomized, placebo-controlled trials. The effects of measures such as clove extract, red ginseng, sand pear, also called Korean and others. Some of the studies showed significant improvement, but the evidence was of poor quality, imprecise measurements. Each of the studies looked at a different agent and neither have been independently verified.

Out of 21 analyzed studies, 8 were conducted exclusively among men. The papers generally described the process of serving alcohol very imprecisely, differed in the types of alcohol and whether alcohol was drunk with a meal or not. The scales used to describe the symptoms were also not very precise. Simultaneously, popular painkillers – paracetamol or aspirin – have not been studied at all.

Hangover symptoms can cause serious stress, and can significantly reduce the quality of work or education. The media is constantly writing about the effectiveness of one way or another. One can get the impression that the matter has a significant interest in the public opinion – admits the first author of the latest work, Dr. Emmert Roberts. Our research has shown that the scientific evidence of the effectiveness of particular hangover remedies is of very low quality and requires more systematic research. Right now, the only sure way to avoid hangover symptoms is to refrain from abusing alcohol – adds Roberts, and it’s hard to disagree with him. When it comes to possible solid research, There will be plenty of volunteers – and female volunteers – probably.

The complete list of popular hangover remedies included in the analyzed works include curcumin, Phyllanthus amarus leaves, probiotic Duolac ProAP4, L-cysteine, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, L-ornithine, artichoke extract, propranolol, loxoprofen, and tolfenamic acid, chlormethiazole, pyritinol, and several mixtures of substances sold under different names. In all cases the evidence of their effectiveness is, according to the authors of the study, not very convincing.

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