The Effects Of Alcohol On The Human Body

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The Impact of Alcohol on the Human Body Alcohol is a dangerous substance that deteriorates the human body if consumed on a regular basis. Even if a person is not a heavy drinker, their body still go through changes when they drink alcohol (NIH, 2010). Alcoholic beverages are an extremely toxic substance that affects one physical wellness. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism known as NIH, discusses how alcoholic beverages affects a person’s brain, heart, and liver. Also, the NIH explains how alcohol abuse can lead to cancer in the mouth, esophagus, breast, liver, pharynx, and larynx. It has been noted that alcohol abuse can cause the immune system of a person to weaken (NIH, 2010). Various research has been conducted in order to determine which parts of the brain is impacted because of alcohol consumption (NIH, 2010). According to NIH, the cerebellum, limbic system, and the cerebral cortex are the three areas of the brain that are most affected by alcohol. The cerebellum is the area of the human brain that controls a person’s coordination. When a person is intoxicated, damage to the cerebellum causes loss in balance and emotional response is altered (NIH, 2010). In addition, the limbic system of the brain is responsible to store a person’s memory, yet it is also greatly affected when alcohol is consumed. Furthermore, the cerebral cortex is the area of the brain that gives a human the ability to think, behave intelligently, and interact socially. When a
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