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Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover 334

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Kwang-il Kwon and Hye Gwang Jeong of Chungnam National University have discovered that drinking alcohol with oxygen bubbles added leads to fewer hangovers and a shorter sobering up time. People drinking the bubbly booze sobered up 20-30 minutes faster and had less severe and fewer hangovers than people who drank the non-fizzy stuff. Kwon said: "The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage reduces plasma alcohol concentrations faster than a normal dissolved-oxygen alcohol beverage does. This could provide both clinical and real-life significance. The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage would allow individuals to become sober faster, and reduce the side effects of acetaldehyde without a significant difference in alcohol's effects. Furthermore, the reduced time to a lower BAC may reduce alcohol-related accidents."

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Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover

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  • Tag as synthohol? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:00PM (#31333516)

    Can someone tag this as synthohol from star trek.

  • Side effects... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Antony T Curtis (89990) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:06PM (#31333610) Homepage Journal

    I am not sure of the benefits of a alcoholic drink which "sobers up faster" other than "sells more booze, kaching!".

    Since it has dissolved oxygen, would it whiten teeth too?

    What would be revolutionary would be a drink which kept the imbibers drunk for a lengthy but known amount of time but after that time, the imbiber would sober up quickly without hangover...

  • by fear025 (763732) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:18PM (#31333790)
    As a homebrewer, I know that oxidation of beer can give it "cardboardy" flavors, so this technology is probably useless for beer.

    I'm not sure how long oxidation needs to occur before the off flavors manifest though, so perhaps you could force-oxygenate at pour time.

    Sounds like some experiments need to be done...
  • Re:Beer (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:18PM (#31333792)

    Trouble with adding oxygen to beers is it spoils the beer! You would have to dissolve it in the beer immediately before serving and assure that all of it was consumed in a timely manner. This is also ignoring the fact that carbonation actually does contribute some flavor to beer.

    Cheers.

  • Re:Beer (Score:3, Interesting)

    by ircmaxell (1117387) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:20PM (#31333854) Homepage

    Reducing hangover is all fine and good, but if it sobers you up faster couldn't you just get a beer with less alcohol? The effect is basically the same.

    Unless it has a retroactive effect... What I mean is that you can drink regular beer all night, and then the last beer or two are these oxy-enriched beers. That way the added oxygen helps speed up recovery, but doesn't have a detrimental effect during drinking (At least as far as the buzz factor goes)...

    Now, that I think about it, I wonder if these effects are limited to oxygen enriched beer, or if it's just the oxygen itself. If it's just O2, you could have a portable O2 enricher that lets you breath pure O2 for a little while... Or O2 enriched water (oh yay, another way for them to charge more for H20)...

  • by kubitus (927806) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:41PM (#31334236)
    if you have a hangover, just dive to 20 meters for 20 minutes.

    Then ascend according to your dive computer / decompression table.

    Hangover - over

  • Re:Beer (Score:3, Interesting)

    by CrimsonAvenger (580665) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @03:41PM (#31334240)

    Now, that I think about it, I wonder if these effects are limited to oxygen enriched beer, or if it's just the oxygen itself. If it's just O2, you could have a portable O2 enricher that lets you breath pure O2 for a little while... Or O2 enriched water (oh yay, another way for them to charge more for H20)...

    Seems to me I have read before that fighter pilots have been using a shot of O2 to clear up a hangover for a long time. At least since the 80's.

  • by advocate_one (662832) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @04:14PM (#31334718)
    many a time I've had a hit of the oxygen the morning after while doing the pre-flight servicing on Phantoms... just plug the PEC in and take a good hit while doing the check of the audio and oxygen systems... anyone questions you, just state you thought you smelt something odd in the breathing air mix and was taking a long sniff to check...

    ps, I was doing this over thirty years ago... and it was well known as a hangover cure back then...

  • Re:Soju with oxygen? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Psychopath (18031) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @04:30PM (#31334960) Homepage

    Guinness had to solve this exact problem, except with nitrogen instead of oxygen. I think they have a patent on the little plastic capsule filled with gas that only releases when the can/bottle is opened, but other than that I don't see why the same method couldn't be used to release oxygen.

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