Does drinking beer and wine in different orders affect intensity of hangover? A new research looked at effect of drinking beer and wine with a particular order on the severity of our hangover. Many studies have shown different myths about drinking and curing hangovers.
Many people do follow hangover remedies and related prevention strategies, however, these are not fully backed up by research. Some of them think that a hangover can be avoided by starting with a drinking alcohol in low level, like beer and the continueing with higher-volume alcohol such as wine.
The researchers at the Witten/Herdecke University in Germany along with the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom conducted a study – published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — to analyze the effect if this ordering.
The team recruited 90 study participants who were 19–40 years old. The team then divdied these people into three groups and asked them to drink beer and wine in different orders as they wanted to see the impact of drinking beer and wine in different orders.
Then at the end of the study, the researchers asked the participants to selfreport their level of drunkenness. They analyzed the effects using an 8-item scale that contained signals of thirst, dizziness, stomach ache, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, headache, and tachycardia.
However, the team found that a hangover intensity was almost same in three groups. “Unfortunately, we found that there was no way to avoid the inevitable hangover just by favoring one order over another,” said Dr. Kai Hensel, a senior clinical fellow at the University of Cambridge and the senior author of the new study paper.