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The Damaging Effects of Alcohol on Health and Gut Microbiome

Notably, alcohol intake increases the likelihood of developing cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, breast, bowel, and liver.

The Damaging Effects of Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with a multitude of health problems, both immediate and long-term. It has been linked to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and various types of cancer. Additionally, alcohol weakens the immune system, impairs memory, and can lead to brain disorders.

Classified as a Group 1 carcinogen, both alcohol and its metabolite acetaldehyde pose a cancer risk. Notably, alcohol intake increases the likelihood of developing cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, breast, bowel, and liver.

Furthermore, alcohol disrupts the balance of bacteria in the gut microbiome, potentially triggering digestive issues like bloating, gas, leaky gut, and diarrhoea.

For a detailed story, visit: Hindustan Times

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