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A common problem associated with alcohol abuse is malnutrition. why is this?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Alcohol abuse: Automatically will produce vitamin b1 deficiency and affect normal brain function, plus the fact that this interferes with appetite, hence malnutrition. It is a dangerous experiment for anyone.
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