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Hangover-Free Alcohol? March 8, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Health.
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Imagine what it would be like to never have a hangover after a night on the lash.  Go on.  Picture it.  Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?  And it could soon be a reality, thanks to a discovery by researchers from South Korea.

The body uses oxygen to metabolise alcohol. The researchers at Chungnam National University found that when they infused high amounts of oxygen into a person’s alcoholic drink, their blood alcohol concentration fell to zero much faster than would normally be expected.

Unfortunately this approach wouldn’t eliminate your hangover entirely, and it’s unlikely to make much of a dent on a ten-pint binge. But, you sober up more up more quickly, and reduce the length of your hangover.

However, as BBC Focus points out, there is a danger to this discovery.  Even if the strength of your hangover is decreased, it doesn’t mean the same for your liver.  If booze carried no penalty, would alcohol abuse rise even higher?



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