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New Study Says Hangovers Get Better As You Get Older

According to a study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, hangovers become less severe as you get older. Researchers came to the same conclusion even after accounting for the amount of alcohol consumed by different age groups. One reason for this may be because pain sensitivity lowers with age. Older people may simply perceive their hangovers to be less severe than when they were younger. Sex differences were greatest in the younger age groups but became significantly smaller or absent in the older age groups, Study Authors. This contradicts the popular belief that young people can drink more alcohol than older people and not get a hangover.

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