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How can I lower my risk of a hangover by choosing wisely when drinking?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Certain alcoholic beverages contain more hangover-causing congeners than others. For example, red wine, dark beer, whiskey, high-alcohol beer, tequila, scotch, and brandy are high in congeners. Lower congener choices include gin, light rum, and vodka. Drinking alcohol lower in congeners may reduce the incidence and severity of hangovers, but remember that drinking enough of any alcohol can make you regret it the next day.

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