Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2018 Here's why hangovers ...

Here's why hangovers get worse with age

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 6, 2018, 6:13 pm IST
Updated Feb 6, 2018, 6:13 pm IST
Find out what happens after the age of 29.
New study explains why hangovers get worse with age. (Photo: Pixabay)
 New study explains why hangovers get worse with age. (Photo: Pixabay)

Researchers have found that pesky hangovers get considerably worse after the age of 29, the Daily Mail reported.

While hangovers are still a mystery to scientists, most experts feel there are numerous factors that contribute to a headache after a big night of drinking.

 

That includes our bodies' fat content and our declining ability to process alcohol.

An adult can process close to  0.6fl oz of alcohol  every 90 minutes. Enzymes found in the liver break down the drink to make it tolerable to the rest of the system.

"However if you continually subject your liver to an onslaught of your favorite elixir, it catches on quickly and prioritizes alcohol digestion over other processes, enabling you to break it down more efficiently and quickly," the report stated.

Although over time you liver manages to adjust to the excess intake of alcohol. If you stop drinking in such high volumes your liver starts producing lower levels of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH).

 

Alcohol-consumption usually peaks around 25, according to a study conducted in 2015.

Our metabolism slows with age as well. During this time, men and women lose muscle mass. These factors contribute to our weakening battle with alcohol.

While much is yet to be known, biological factors, drinking less as you age, dehydration are some of the key elements that make our hangovers worse as we age.

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