• 06:21:59 pm on March 17, 2010 | 0
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    The facts behind hangover remedies

    CNN) — The morning after St. Patrick’s Day, the D4 Irish Pub & Café in Chicago, Illinois, gets flooded with requests for Bloody Marys, a concoction of tomato juice, celery, vodka and hot sauce.

    “People order Bloody Marys in the morning to get them back on the horse so they can start drinking again,” said Patrick Macellaio, who manages and bartends at the D4. “That’s the most popular hangover drink.”

    To refresh your memory, a hangover includes symptoms of headache, fatigue, nausea and dizziness several hours after an episode of heavy drinking.

    A hangover is really the symptoms of acute withdrawal, in which your body reacts to not having a drug in its system anymore, said Krista Medina, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

    Contrary to popular belief, drinking more while hung over is not going to make you feel better, doctors say. In fact, the other home remedies you may turn to, such as greasy food, probably won’t work, either.

    read more http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/17/alcohol.hangover.cures/index.html?hpt=C1


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