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  • Alcohol Abuse & Malnutrition: Heavy Drinking Depletes Body of Essential Vitamins, NutrientsFor a disease that is often characterized (and caricatured) by images of bulbous noses, bloated bodies and beer bellies, another serious effect of alcoholism is not nearly as widely understood. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, alcohol abuse and alcoholism can lead to a condition that is usually associated with impoverished families and famine-stricken nations: malnutrition. more…
  • Alcohol Affects Older People DifferentlyAlcohol’s effects do vary with age. Even small amounts of alcohol can create problems for older people because as the body ages, the effects of alcohol can become amplified. The likelihood of taking more medications as you get older also risks increasing alcohol’s effects. more…