Like fine wine, dealing with a hangover gets better with age, a new study claims.
A survey by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark asked 52,000 people, aged between 18 and 24, how often they experienced hangovers after drinking.
They found that young men aged 18 to 29 were 11 times more likely to experience a hangover, compared to men aged 60 and over.
The initial results of the survey were published Friday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Janne S. Tolstrup, a researcher on the team, told England's Independent newspaper there were different ways to explain the correlation between age and hangover symptoms.
"The first explanation that pops up is that this finding would be due to differences in drinking pattern in different age groups. However, trying to account for such differences as much as we could did not even out the differences in hangover tendency.
"In other words, while it is true that older individuals on average binge-drink less often than younger individuals, we did not find in our data that results were due to differences in drinking patterns.“
Results of the study will be published in full in February 2014.