Some of the ways alcohol affects our health are well known, but others may surprise you. Here are six less-known effects that alcohol has on your body, as well as how your liver breaks it down.
Becoming sober curious is the latest wellness trend, introducing people to sobriety in the name of health. The benefits of sober living include better sleep, weight loss and reduced cancer risk.
Health experts say the widespread availability of alcohol and a lack of education around serving sizes may be contributing to alcohol-use disorders in young adults.
Heavy alcohol use among Americans has been on the rise in recent years. One dangerous aspect of the trend: binge-drinking. One recent study shows that more than 37 million Americans reported binge-drinking in a year’s time.
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Most of us know that when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she puts her baby at high risk of developing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. A new study shows that the rate at which children are impacted by these life-long disabilities may be higher than previously estimated.
Find yourself drinking more than you meant to — or faster than you intended? Five red flags signal when drinking has become a problem in your life. But help is always available, and it’s never too late to ask for it.
If you’re thinking of mixing an energy drink with alcohol, don’t. Our expert explains why it’s a dangerous combination.
For treating severe obesity, bariatric surgery has been considered a front runner, offering a fix that works with results that last. Despite this, a new study finds a surprising and alarming trend: a high prevalence of alcohol abuse among bariatric surgery patients, especially in the second year after surgery. Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., did not take … Read More