If you’re still nursing your New Year’s Eve hangover, your age may have something to do with it. Science is one step closer to proving what you probably already suspected, which is that hangovers get worse the older you get.
When you drink alcohol, your liver is tasked with breaking it down. When you drink more than your liver can handle (thanks, tequila), the toxic by-product of metabolized alcohol enters your bloodstream, causing symptoms like nausea, shakiness, headache, fatigue and so on.
Researchers say your liver’s capacity for breaking down alcohol decreases with time- so the older you get, the harder it is to recover from a night of heavy boozing. They say with age comes wisdom…you’d think we’d know better by now.