Coffee and Aspirin, ‘best hangover cure’

Posted: at 3:17 pm by Sean and is fueled by Coffee.

According to Prof. Michael Oshinsky, the best combination in fighting hangovers is coffee and aspirin.

The Telegraph reports,

“[The study] found the caffeine in coffee and the anti-inflammatory ingredients of aspirin and other painkillers reacted against the chemical compounds of ethanol, or pure alcohol.

Ethanol brings on headaches thanks to a chemical acetate it can produce and even low doses can affect some people more than others, said the Harvard study.

Michael Oshinsky of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia induced headaches in rats using small amounts of ethanol.

He then gave them doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories to find it blocked the acetate and relieved the headaches. Oshinsky told the journal New Scientist ‘none of the commonly cited causes of hangovers could have caused this response.'”

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