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Trying to prevent a hangover? This study suggests what you've been told about 'liquor before beer' is a myth.


WASHINGTON (CIRCA via MOBIUS.LAB) — There's a saying: "Beer before liquor, never sicker; but liquor before beer, you're in the clear." But does it really matter?

Some researchers wanted to get to the bottom of whether or not it matters what type of alcohol you drink first, and the mystery of the hangover.


Over the course of two years, researchers tested the theory of drinking order. They recruited 90 German students ages 19 to 40. In groups of three, one person would drink beer first, then wine. Another would drink wine first, then beer. The third person would drink only beer or wine. During the drinking session, they would rate their state of mind. The following day, the drinkers would assess their hangover symptoms.

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrution, researchers concluded that the order of consumption does not matter. Women reported feeling worse.

In conclusion, the best way to avoid a hangover is by not getting drunk.

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