So, day 1 of 2016 and you’re feeling a bit worse for wear. You might feel that hope is lost and you’ll be feeling this way all day, and maybe tomorrow too, but help is at hand! On your way to your kitchen, pass by your medicine cabinet and grab some aspirin, we’ve got some hangovers to cure.
The latest research, as reported in the Times, says that the “caffeine in coffee and the anti-inflammatory ingredients of aspirin and other painkillers reacted against the chemical compounds of ethanol, or pure alcohol”, lessening the effect of festive excess!
This has only really been tested on rats, but Prof Oshinsky was quick to point out to the journal New Scientist that “none of the commonly cited causes of hangovers could have caused this response“.
So hooray! We have a solution, and a cheap one at that. We’re sure it works wonders alongside a full english breakfast…
Thanks to the Times to their great article we paraphrased!