Which Alcohol Gives the Worst Hangover?

If you’ve ever had one too many beers with your friends one night, you’ll know how terrible that next morning can be. Hangovers are no fun, and if you drink, there’s really no way to avoid them. But is there a type of alcohol that gives a worse hangover than the others? Anthony breaks down what causes hangovers, and examines if there is a type of alcohol that will cause a worse headache than the others.

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“Different types of alcohol can result in different hangover symptoms. This is because some types of alcoholic drinks have a higher concentration of congeners, byproducts of fermentation in some alcohol.”

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“Evidence is mixed on whether the residual effects of heavy drinking cause performance de?cits the day after intoxication.”

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“Multiple possible contributors to the hangover state have been investigated, and researchers have produced evidence that alcohol can directly promote hangover symptoms through its effects on urine production, the gastrointestinal tract, blood sugar concentrations, sleep patterns, and biological rhythms.”

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“There is mixed evidence for a variety of factors that determine how we may react differently to alcohol and hangover.”


“Congeners are toxic chemicals that are formed during fermentation, some liquors have more of them than others.”

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“In a head-to-head comparison, bourbon gave drinkers a more severe hangover than vodka.”

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“It is widely believed that because cheaper alcoholic beverages begin with lower-quality ingredients, more congeners are likely to be produced at the fermentation stage.”

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“Certain types of alcoholic drinks get into your bloodstream faster. A carbonated (fizzy) alcoholic drink, such as champagne, will be absorbed faster than a non-carbonated drink.”

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“If your drink is carbonated, the increased pressure in your stomach will force alcohol into your bloodstream faster; conversely, food in the stomach slows the absorption of alcohol by preventing it from going directly to the small intestine, where it would be absorbed much faster.”

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