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Is it true that drinking alcohol weakens the immune system?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Alcoholism: On the long run yes, as the liver gets damaged from long term alcohol abuse, you may start losing the ability to produce Albumin that eventually affects the immune system.

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