Effects of alcohol

Small quantities promote sociability and well-being, and may bring certain health benefits. People who take one or two drinks per day have been held to suffer less coronary heart disease and have a lower all-cause mortality rate than non-drinkers. However, the epidemiological evidence for this possibly attractive proposition remains conflicting. Higher consumption, whether on a long-term regular basis or in the form of acute drunkenness, can have many damaging effects.

Damage may result from direct toxicity of ethanol, or from associated phenomena including vitamin B deficiency, hypoglycaemia, dehydration, alcohol withdrawal, toxic congeners (other substances present in alcoholic drinks), and trauma sustained during intoxication.

Alcohol No More

Alcohol No More

Do you love a drink from time to time? A lot of us do, often when socializing with acquaintances and loved ones. Drinking may be beneficial or harmful, depending upon your age and health status, and, naturally, how much you drink.

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