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How much alcohol does it take to cause a hangover?

People vary in their response to alcohol, so there is no "magic number" of drinks that will cause a hangover. As a general rule though, women who drink more than three to five drinks in an evening can expect a hangover. Men who drink more than five or six alcoholic beverages may also have a hangover the next day. Remember, these are only guidelines - some people will have a hangover after just one drink!

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