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Wiese et al recently reported that an extract from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus had a moderate effect on reducing the symptoms of the alcohol hangover (Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1334-1340).
The effect of an extract from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus on reducing the symptoms of the alcohol hangover was reported in a recent issue of Archives of Internal Medicine (2004;164:1334-1340).
The Archives of Internal Medicine article (2004;164:1334-1340) on the effects of an extract of the fruit of the prickly pear cactus on reducing symptoms of the alcohol hangover received widespread publicity (eg, USA Today. June 29, 2004:7D).
Physicians may wish to consult the NIH Clinical Trials Registry (http://clinicaltrials.gov).