A new study has found that a lot of the purported remedies are worthless.
According to the findings of the researchers at King's College London and the National Institute for Health Research, most of the evidence supporting these purported cures are very low quality.
The question of the effectiveness of substances that claim to treat or prevent a hangover appears to be one with considerable public interest, according to a scientist at the National Institute for Health Research. There is a need for more rigorous assessment after our study found that the evidence on these remedies is very low.
Korean pear juice, clove extract, and red ginseng were included in the British research team's analysis of 21 randomized placebo-controlled trials meant to back these so-called "hobby cures". There was a lack of rigor in the trials, which included a complete lack of replication across all 21 experiments and an over-reliance on subjects' self-reported experiences after taking the "cures."
Eight of the 21 trials the researchers analyzed only surveyed men, a strange oversight according to a press release. The types of alcohol, as well as whether or not the alcohol was taken with food, were not standardized.
The researchers seem to have a sense of humor about snake oil peddlers taking peoples hard-earned money and selling them products that don't work.
Roberts said that the best way to prevent the symptoms of a bad night is to not drink or consume alcohol.
It does not appear that the British researchers have looked into whether a hair of the dog or just popping an Aspirin might help.
During the Pandemic, we drank so much.
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