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Fitness & Health

03rd Aug 2015

Scientists may have discovered the best hangover cure yet…

Tony Cuddihy

While the temptation may be to destroy a huge fry-up to kill a hangover, this is cheaper, healthier and won’t make you need to use the bogs every ten minutes.

Scientists in Australia have discovered that the humble pear could be key to killing your hangover before it even begins.

CSIRO, Australia’s national science body, have found many medicinal attributes to the fruit; it can lower cholesterol as well as relieving constipation and inflammation.

It can also help you get over those 14 Jagerbombs you had last night.


Manny Noakes, research director, says: “Believe it or not, there are effects that pears may have on the amount of blood alcohol after an alcoholic drink.”

He does stipulate one thing, however – get the fruit into you before you start boozing.

“I should make the point that the effect was demonstrated if you take pear juice before alcohol consumption. Once you have a hangover, there is no evidence that it will do you any good.”