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Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 34 years experience
Sometimes: Alchol beverages = lots of calories, so many people get the opposite. But with severe drinking - some people will drink instead of eat and become malnourished. The more thin and malnourished you are the more susceptible to adverse medical effects of alcohol. Alcoholic korsakoff's dementia - or wernikes-korsakoffs is usuallly seen in heavy drinkers w/ vitamin deficiency.
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