Are you thinking of going at the partying hard this New Year’s Eve? Or maybe not like you did in your twenties, but still tying one on? You might want to think again. Research shows that hangovers are amplified with age, so a night of immoderate drinking could really hurt in the morning.
"All of the effects of alcohol are sort of amplified with age," says David W. Oslin, a professor of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "Withdrawal is a little bit more complicated. Hangovers are a little bit more complicated."
There are number of reason why alcohol hits harder for people in their 40s and 50s:
As in all things, it is best to err on the side of moderation. If choosing a full out binge, best keep the baby sitter through the following afternoon to give you time to recuperate and rest. Binge drinking isn’t pretty as we age.