Cheers To Your Health: How Alcohol Affects Your Body

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Drinking is a normal part of our social culture, but when heavy consumption of alcohol becomes a habit, severe health complication can arise.

Summer is just around the corner, which means parties, vacations and holidays. With these fun, relaxing events, it’s not uncommon to unwind and celebrate with a drink in hand. Moderation is key in most things, but is especially important when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages. A couple of drinks can leave you feeling in a comfortable place, but have you ever wondered what effects overindulging in alcohol can have on your body immediately, or even a few years down the line?

To answer some of the questions you may never have thought to ask, Joshua Cabrera, M.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, shines some light on some of the lesser-known effects of alcohol on Vital Record.


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