Here’s a breakdown of alcohol’s impact on your body, social life, and well-being:
Sipping on a beer might be expected at parties, but have you ever wondered what it does to your body beneath the surface? Alcohol is metabolized by your liver, where it works overtime to break down the booze. Overdoing it can lead to liver damage over time—think fatty liver disease or even cirrhosis.
It doesn’t end there. Your brain—the CEO of your body—doesn’t get off scot-free either. Alcohol affects neurotransmitters, potentially throwing off your mood and messing with your memory.
Let’s not overlook the rest of your system. Alcohol use is associated with increased risk of heart conditions. It can even stunt bone development, essential for avoiding breaks.
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