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Most of the elements of a hangover (headache, feeling unwell and a dry mouth) are due to the direct effects of alcohol and other chemicals contained in alcoholic drinks (congeners).

This is why clear alcohol drinks like vodka and white wine tend to cause, unit for unit, less of a hangover than coloured drinks like port - the darker the drink the more congeners it is likely to contain.

Drinking water may help to reduce hangover but bear in mind that drinking beer feels the same to your body as drinking a large scotch washed down with a pint of water for every pint of beer you drink - and, as I know from personal experience, beer drinkers still get hangovers!

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