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Adults Turn to Baby Formula to Cure Hangovers

Update Date: Oct 14, 2013 10:22 PM EDT
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Baby formula may help cure hangovers.

A growing number of college and graduate students have started asking for Pedialyte, an electrolyte drink for dehydrated babies, from their local stores, according to the Daily News.

In fact, the baby formula has gotten so popular in Chicago that a smartphone app called Foxtrot may even add Pedialyte to their menu.

According to the Daily Mail, Pedialyte sales have recently skyrocketed. Pedialyte sales have gone up by 16 percent in August compared to 2012, according to Grid Chicago.

Some people compared the baby formula to Gatorade without the added sugar.

"It's like 10 Gatorades in a bottle," Musician Jason Isbell told The New York Times Magazine.

However, medical experts don't seem to agree with the new Pedialyte trend. Stanley Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, told Slate that Pedialyte will not cure to hangovers.

"There's nothing you can do to remove the alcohol byproducts," Perelman told Slate.

"They have to be metabolized by your liver, which takes time. There's no evidence that anything is better than waiting," he added.

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