Food and alcohol

100% scientific. This article is written by Russian scientist: toxicologist Stanislav Radchenko.

Some people think that eating greasy food after alcohol reduces the effects of the latter. Don’t do that.

Both medical theory and practice show that large and heavy snack (meat and rich food) considerably increases hangover symptoms. First, presence of food in stomach and intestines does not reduce the effect of alcohol on the body, but only delays it. Alcohol is accumulated in the gastrointestinal tract, which makes it possible to drink more and more up to the point that man has drunk more than he could assimilate. If the person had eaten less, such quantity of alcohol would have put him out.

Second, food increases the load on the liver which is involved in the multistage process of alcohol assimilation. Large quantities of protein leads to an increase in poisons. The food will be poorly digested, causing problems with the intestines and complicating the ability of the liver to process alcohol.

Third, blood is filtered through the walls of the stomach and intestines and a large quantity of food would get in the way. These observations are proved by practice: the majority of fatal cases of alcohol poisoning are accompanied by large quantities of food in the system.

Our experts:

Chief expert: Stanislav Radchenko is a Russian scientist, therapist (graduated from Kazan State Medical Institute in 1989), an expert in medical cybernetics doctor (graduated as cybernetic from Russian State Medical University in 1998). He has an academic degree, a Russian equivalent of Ph.D. in medical sciences. A specialist in modeling of acute and chronic intoxications. Experienced toxicologist, who has treated hundreds of patients.

Toxicologist Olga Kalashnikova, works in reanimatology.

Narcologist Maxim Kirsanov.

Эксперт-токсиколог Станислав Радченко,  реаниматолог Ольга Калашникова, Эксперт-нарколог Максим Кирсанов