Alcohol: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Author’s Name : Merle Almeida | Shubham Daundkar
Volume 06 Issue 01 Year 2019 ISSN No: 2349-7289 Page no: 1-6
Alcohol consumption has consequences for the health and well-being of those who drink and, by extension, the lives of those around them. The research reviewed here represents a wide spectrum of approaches to understanding the risks and benefits of alcohol consumption.
Alcohol’s two-faced nature shouldn’t come as a surprise. The active ingredient in alcoholic beverages, a simple molecule called ethanol, affects the body in many different ways. It directly influences the stomach, brain, heart, gallbladder, and liver. It affects levels of lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) and insulin in the blood, as well as inflammation and coagulation. It also alters mood, concentration, and coordination
AOD (alcohol or other drug) associated consequences; health risk assessment; beneficial vs. adverse drug effect; protective drug effect; AODR (AOD related) mortality; AODE (effects of AOD use, abuse, and dependence) on stress; societal AODR problems; cognition; heart disorder
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