Let’s Talk Genetics and the “Morning After”

It’s true – hangovers are just plain awful. But new research has found that those who are genetically predisposed to alcoholism may actually hold onto the painful memory of them more than the average joe. Let’s dig in… Family History Impacts How You Remember Hangovers Dr. Richard Stephens, a psychologist at Keele University, set out…

Turns out those with a genetic predisposition to drink too much aren't prone to more severe hangovers.

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