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Hangover

Hangovers are the feeling of general misery people get after an excessive drinking bout has ended.

Our evidence-based analysis on hangover features 46 unique references to scientific papers.

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References

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  31. Lee HS, et al. Effect of Korean pear (Pyruspyrifolia cv. Shingo) juice on hangover severity following alcohol consumption. Food Chem Toxicol. (2013)
  32. Kim MJ, et al. Effect of Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Juice on Alcohol Hangovers in Healthy Adults. Prev Nutr Food Sci. (2018)
  33. Wiese J, et al. Effect of Opuntia ficus indica on symptoms of the alcohol hangover. Arch Intern Med. (2004)
  34. Kim H, et al. A standardized extract of the fruit of Hovenia dulcis alleviated alcohol-induced hangover in healthy subjects with heterozygous ALDH2: A randomized, controlled, crossover trial. J Ethnopharmacol. (2017)
  35. Lee MH, et al. Red ginseng relieves the effects of alcohol consumption and hangover symptoms in healthy men: a randomized crossover study. Food Funct. (2014)
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  38. Bang JS, et al. Clinical effect of a polysaccharide-rich extract of Acanthopanax senticosus on alcohol hangover. Pharmazie. (2015)
  39. Takahashi M, et al. Clinical effectiveness of KSS formula, a traditional folk remedy for alcohol hangover symptoms. J Nat Med. (2010)
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  46. Verster JC. The "hair of the dog": a useful hangover remedy or a predictor of future problem drinking?. Curr Drug Abuse Rev. (2009)