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How does alcohol cause hangovers? - Judy Grisel

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The molecule responsible for hangovers is ethanol, which we colloquially refer to as alcohol. Ethanol is present in all alcoholic beverages, and generally speaking, the more ethanol, the greater the potential for a hangover. So, how exactly does alcohol cause a hangover— and is there any way to prevent one? Judy Grisel explores the surprising ways that alcohol affects the body.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Judy Grisel
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Composer Jarrett Farkas
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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