Dr. Miriam Stoppard reveals that too much alcohol not only makes us feel terrible, it can also affect our academic performance and ruin our business, but it’s up to the research to find a remedy.
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Waking up from a heavy night, feeling on the doorstep of death, and wondering how you’re going to get through the day, is never enjoyable. And it’s tempting to try any of these weird and wonderful concoctions that promise to calm your hangover.
But you can also rock a newt’s eyes and frog’s toes, according to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College Londonfound little evidence that curing a hangover did any good.
But finding a magic potion will help calm the mind and boost business.
Dr Emmert Roberts, clinical research fellow at King’s College London, said: “Hangover symptoms can cause significant distress and affect people’s employment and academic performance.
“With constant speculation about hangover Whether the remedies are effective, the question surrounding the effectiveness of substances believed to be able to treat or prevent hangovers seems to be one of considerable public concern.
To address the uncertainty, researchers from King’s College and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust examined current evidence for treatments by scrutinizing 21 trials of homeopathic remedies. hangover. But only seven substances show some indication of potential benefit for throbbing headaches and upset stomachs — and even then the evidence is inconclusive.
Clove extract, tolfenamic acid in the anti-inflammatory, and pyritinol – a substance that resembles two molecules of vitamin B6 attached to each other – are the top three with the strongest evidence for combating hangovers. And 12 of the substances, including prickly pear, naproxen and artichokes, were found to have no effect on symptoms compared with a placebo.
All evidence is of very low quality, often due to poor methodology or inaccurate measurements.
In addition, no two studies reporting the same hangover cure cannot be compared and neither results can be independently confirmed.
Of the 21 studies, eight were conducted exclusively with men. So I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions about how useful they are.
Record when alcohol drunkenness was also poor, and there were significant differences in the type of alcohol, from whiskey and vodka to wine and beer, and whether participants ate food at the same time to fill their stomachs.
That is, future studies should be more rigorous in measuring hangover symptoms.
Furthermore, women must participate in this type of study.
“Our research has found that the evidence for these hangover remedies is very low quality and needs to provide a more rigorous review,” said Dr.
“Currently, the surest way to prevent any hangover symptoms is to abstain from alcohol or drink in moderation.” Good luck!
https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/women-been-overlooked-hunt-ultimate-26405814 'Women have been overlooked in our hunt for the ultimate hangover cure' - Miriam Stoppard