The Chemistry and Anatomy of the Hangover

January 16, 2014

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What do you know about hangovers other than the fatigue, headaches, light sensitivity, and perhaps a resolve to drink a little less next time?  Dr. Alyson Mitchell reviews the current understanding of the unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that occur in response to the over-consumption of ethanol and the direct toxic effects of acetaldehyde and congeners present in fermented and distilled beverages.

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What You Will Learn

  • The basic physiology of a hangover and how this relates to the constellation of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms
  • The role different alcoholic beverages have in producing a hangover
  • Myths vs. facts regarding how to prevent and cure a hangover
  • And much more…

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Alyson Mitchell
University of California Davis

Bill Courtney