Scientists Discover Ridiculously Easy New Hangover Cure We Never Knew About

Always liked those science types.

Good news for those of us who like to go out for a few quiet drinks on a Monday night that turns into seventeen cocktails, an impromptu karaoke session and waking up the next morning with a tambourine in your handbag and feeling like you're dying inside.

Actual scientists have figured out that if you drink pear juice before you go out on the razz (or maybe just as a precaution before you go to the library or whatever, if you're often finding yourself in unplanned throes of alcohol induced nausea and despair) it'll help lower the booze levels in your blood and keep your hangover away.

The science types found that 200ml of pear juice "significantly reduced" hangover symptoms, and hugely helped "trouble concentrating". Is this the end of sitting in work meetings pretending to hear what everyone says but really singing The Little Mermaid in your head and fantasising about a nap?

"It appears that the factors in Korean pears act on the key enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) to speed up alcohol metabolism and elimination or inhibition of alcohol absorption," professor Manny Noakes, who led the study, said in a statement.

"In particular, reductions were seen in blood acetaldehyde levels, the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for the hangover symptoms, with pear juice consumption."

The findings were produced by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency. Well done to them.

By Kate Lucey

See the full story on Cosmopolitan.co.uk

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