Drinking Alcohol

 How Alcohol
Can Affect Your Health 

 

Alcohol is a factor in more than 200 diseases and injuries including cirrhosis, or hardening, of the liver, certain cancers, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, osteoporosis, malnutrition, inflammation of the pancreas and brain damage, as well as broken bones from trips and falls, injuries from fights, suicide and driving accidents.

Recent research has found causal relationships between excessive drinking and the transmission of infectious diseases like tuberculosis as well as HIV/AIDS.

Resource: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism