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Jul 14, 2012

what ALCOHOL does to your body and health

Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption

ArthritisIncreases risk of gouty arthritis
CancerIncreases the risk of cancer in the liver, pancreas, rectum, breast, mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus 
Fetal Alcohol SyndromeCauses physical and behavioral abnormalities in the fetus
Heart DiseaseRaises blood pressure, blood lipids and the risk of stroke and heart disease   
HyperglycermiaRaises blood glucose
HypoglycemiaLowers blood glucose, especially for people with diabetes
Kidney DiseaseEnlarges the kidneys, alters hormone functions, and increases the risk of kidney failure
Liver DiseaseCauses fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis
MalnutritionIncreases the risk of protein-energy malnutrition,; low intakes of protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6 and riboflavin, and impaired absorption of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and zinc
Nervous DisordersCauses neuropathy and dementia; impairs balance and memory
ObesityIncreases energy intake, but not a primary cause of obesity
Psychological disturbancesCauses depression, anxiety and insomnia