Essay on Effects of Alcohol on Nutrition

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Effects of Alcohol on Nutrition

There are many affects alcohol has on nutrition, in people of all ages. Each year more than 100,000 people die from alcohol related causes. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence more than 13 million Americans abuse alcohol. There are different types of alcohol dependency psychologically dependent and physically dependent. If you crave alcohol, or feel distresses without it you are said to be psychologically dependent, if your body changes when alcohol is stopped such as hot/cold flashes, tremor, or seizures you are physically dependent. One effect that alcohol has is on pregnant women, this causes fetal alcohol syndrome, this cause low IQ, fine motor skills
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~Alcohol is a complex drug it is both water and fat soluble which means it affects all the organs and tissues in the body.
~ High rate of tumors in the breast, liver, and mouth.

Liver- Cirrhosis long term affect and main killer of older drinkers.
Stomach- Irritates lining, vomiting is particularly visible result, ulcers
Central Nervous system- depresses almost every brain function from balance to breathing, liver damage will reverse process and speed up damage to body particularly the brain.

~ Alcohol interferes with essential nutrients, it drains vitamins in body and slows absorption of new ones.
ATTENTION WOMEN: 1 drink a day increases breast cancer by 30% 2-5 drinks a
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