6/08/2014

Finally, a real solution to hangovers

From the New York Post:
. . . It could be in a drug called ampelopsin, aka dihydromyricetin, found in oriental raisin trees. It’s a traditional Chinese cure that may actually work, and is now being sold over the counter as BluCetin.
UCLA researcher Richard Olsen, who has been studying the effects of low to moderate drinking, thinks the drug may bind to an ethanol receptor called delta-GABA-R — and deflect booze.
Then again, do we really want a society in which heavy drinking occurred without automatic retribution? College students might binge-drink themselves into a collective stupor. Drunk driving could see an uptick. And, alarming as it is to think about, “The Hangover, Part IV” could be even more boring than III. . . .

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