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Which Alcohol Gives the Worst Hangover?

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Published on Jan 14, 2014

If you've ever had one too many beers with your friends one night, you'll know how terrible that next morning can be. Hangovers are no fun, and if you drink, there's really no way to avoid them. But is there a type of alcohol that gives a worse hangover than the others? Anthony breaks down what causes hangovers, and examines if there is a type of alcohol that will cause a worse headache than the others.

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How Hangovers Work
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life...
"Different types of alcohol can result in different hangover symptoms. This is because some types of alcoholic drinks have a higher concentration of congeners, byproducts of fermentation in some alcohol."

Intoxication With Bourbon Versus Vodka: Effects on Hangover, Sleep, and Next-Day Neurocognitive Performance in Young Adults
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/...
"Evidence is mixed on whether the residual effects of heavy drinking cause performance de?cits the day after intoxication."

Alcohol Hangover - Mechanisms and Mediators
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publication...
"Multiple possible contributors to the hangover state have been investigated, and researchers have produced evidence that alcohol can directly promote hangover symptoms through its effects on urine production, the gastrointestinal tract, blood sugar concentrations, sleep patterns, and biological rhythms."

The Science of Hangovers
http://www.theguardian.com/science/si...
"There is mixed evidence for a variety of factors that determine how we may react differently to alcohol and hangover."

Congeners
http://banderasnews.com/0506/rr-conge...
"Congeners are toxic chemicals that are formed during fermentation, some liquors have more of them than others."

Dark Liquor Makes For Worse Hangovers
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/200...
"In a head-to-head comparison, bourbon gave drinkers a more severe hangover than vodka."

Why Cheap Booze Makes Your Hangover So Horrible
http://gizmodo.com/5966569/why-cheap-...
"It is widely believed that because cheaper alcoholic beverages begin with lower-quality ingredients, more congeners are likely to be produced at the fermentation stage."

Alcohol use and safe drinking
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/en...
"Certain types of alcoholic drinks get into your bloodstream faster. A carbonated (fizzy) alcoholic drink, such as champagne, will be absorbed faster than a non-carbonated drink."

Effects of Alcohol on Your Body
http://www.princeton.edu/uhs/healthy-...
"If your drink is carbonated, the increased pressure in your stomach will force alcohol into your bloodstream faster; conversely, food in the stomach slows the absorption of alcohol by preventing it from going directly to the small intestine, where it would be absorbed much faster."

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How to Cure a Hangover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULu_iR...
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Sprite Good for Hangovers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx0vx5...


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