today's Pick
Study finds genetics play role in hangovers
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2014
Study finds genetics play role in hangovers
  • mail
  • img
newvision

HERE'S one more thing you can blame your parents for: scientists in Australian have discovered evidence suggesting hangovers are genetic. Well, sort of.

 

A new study examining twins suggests it may be something in your genes that predetermines why one person experiences a brutal hangover, while another, drinking an identical amount, wakes up feeling absolutely fine.

 

Researchers looked for links between the study's participations' genetic makeup and the number of hangovers the individuals recorded experiencing in the past year.

 

According to the results, genetic factors accounted for 45 per cent of the difference in the number of hangovers in women and 40 per cent in men.

 

Put simply, genetics accounts for nearly half of the reason you wake up feeling unwell. The other reasons are more down to environment, or at least factors unrelated to your DNA.

 

For example - unsurprisingly - how much and how quickly you drink, or if you eat before or during drinking will all affect just how bad you feel the following morning.

Independent

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Disability is not inability when one is focused
“Disability is not inability but one has to look beyond to be achiever in life....
Nsenga
JACKLINE Uwera Nsenga, 36, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of her husband, Juvenal Nsenga....
Sudan lifts ban on Red Cross operations
IN a statement, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Khartoum had opted to lift the suspension even though discussions on the issue had not yet wrapped up...
Simba FC defender dies watching Premier League match
MUSANA was part of the Simba side that beat Entebbe 1-0 on Saturday and even trained the following morning before watching a Premier League match on Sunday evening...
Sam Kutesa
We are looking at revitalizing the UN as a whole. We are going to review its efficiency and effectiveness....
Nsenga’s widow found guilty of murder
Jackline Uwera Nsenga, 36, has been found guilty of murdering her late husband, Juvenal Nsenga....
Do you think installing CCTV cameras in public places will help in the fight against terrorism?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter