Why Champagne Hangovers Are the Worst

For those that rang in 2015 with a little too much champagne, that can only mean one thing: a hangover.

The bubbly New Year’s Eve treat gets a bad reputation for bringing on a killer hangover the next day, and there may be some science to why that is, said Boris Tabakoff, a pharmacology professor at the University of Colorado.

“The carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages like champagne helps absorb the alcohol,” he said. “You get a faster rate of absorption, higher blood alcohol levels — and brain levels — if you drink champagne as opposed to something non-carbonated.”

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