While many people have their own prescribed method for dealing with a hangover - hair of the dog, a full English, curling up in a ball in a dark room - Australian researchers appear to have come up with a more scientific cure.

In an unlikely development, they believe the humble pear could be the answer to one of humanity's most pressing issues.

CSIRO, Australia's national science body, has been carrying out a wide-ranging study into the fruit, which is apparently unloved Down Under, according to ABC.

They've already found some other medicinal attributes to the fruit and believe it can help to reduce cholesterol, constipation, and inflammation. But, let's face it, their hangover finding may well be the most revolutionary.

Believe it or not, there are effects that pears may have on the amount of blood alcohol after an alcoholic drink.

  • Manny Noakes, research director at CSIRO
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