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Research estimates Brits spend a total of 315 days of their total lifetime hungoverReuters

The average Briton spends nearly one year of their lives nursing a hangover, according to a report.

The charity Macmillan Cancer Support estimated that boozey Brits will spend the equivalent of 315 days being hungover, with one around 7% predicted to have more than 3,000 hangovers during their lifetime.

According to research conducted by Onepoll, women suffer the worse hangovers in Britain, with the average lasting around nine hours compared to a man's seven.

For both male and females, those aged 18-24 are most likely to be hungover for the longest period, around eight hours. The report also suggest a national divide in the frequency of hangovers, with 22% of people in the North-East, North-West and Yorkshire and Humberside having more than four hangovers each month, compared to 15% in London, the South East and South West.

Of the 2,000 people surveyed for the poll, 10% said they have missed a job interview because they were hungover, while 8% said they missed out on a first date and 8% said they even missed out on a wedding.

A shameful 6% told how they have at one time been too hungover to attend a funeral.

Macmillan Cancer Support conducted the research as part of their Go Sober for October fundraising campaign.

Hannah Redmond, head of national events marketing for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "This research shows hangovers are a waste of time and are causing people to miss out on everything from romance to their dream job.

"That's why we're asking people to sign up for Macmillan's Go Sober fundraising event, abstain from drinking alcohol for the month of October and ask family and friends to sponsor them. The money raised will provide vital funds to support people affected by cancer so they don't have to face it alone."