The Science Behind Hangovers

1. You Produce More Urine

According to the Mayo Clinic, alcohol causes your body to urinate more, which raises your chances of dehydration. Despite popular belief, some scientists theorize that drinking a lot of water with your booze won’t help stave off a hangover. This is because, despite the dehydration, your body’s immune system triggers an inflammatory response to the alcohol intake that can cause you to feel crummy.

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January 26, 2015

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January 29, 2015