Age Influences Hangover: Study

A new research has knocked a hitherto belief of hangover for the older people as it states that the older people experience less hangover after drinking at night.

A Denmark study, published in journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research assessed the manner in which 52,000 people aged between 18 and 94 experienced hangovers. The researchers created a chart to observe and jot down points for the respondents after consuming more than five drinks in one go.

The hangover symptoms such as nausea, headache, heart racing and vomiting were checked by the researchers. The researchers finally came across the fact that the hangover after binge drinking was 11 times higher among men in the age group of 18 to 29 in comparison to the men above 60. The same was witnessed in case of women also.

During the course of the study, it was seen that the symptoms of hangover also varied from age to age. It was seen that 10% of men and 21% of women in the age group 18 and 29 came across nausea after drinking alcohol at night. In case of men and women aged above 60, nausea was rarely experienced.

The researchers concluded by saying, "It seems likely that older adults who binge do so to a lesser intensity than younger adults and consequently experience fewer and less-severe hangovers”.

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