Alcohol hangover: The health impact with a historic and Chinese perspective

Hangovers represent a major source of distress to the individual and a huge source of economic loss to society. Hangovers and their associated problems have been recognised for thousands of years in both Western and Eastern cultures but only in recent years has there been any scientific research into their mechanisms and treatments. This small review contrasts Chinese and Western approaches to the question of hangovers. We also give an overview of recent research into the mechanisms that may underpin it, which may suggest new approaches to prevention or treatment of hangovers.

This research was published in the Drug Science, Policy and Law Journal the definitive source of evidence-based information and comment for academics, scientists, policymakers, frontline workers and the general public on drugs and related issues

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