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Least harmful alcoholic beverage?

The least : Harmful alcoholic beverage is the one that you don't drink. ...Read more

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Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

No: sugar alcohols end in 0H, which puts them in the category of alcohols in general. But the drinking alcohol is ethanol and that is different from the sugar alcohols like xylitol, mannitol, ( you dont get drunk from them) ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Not really: At a listed age of 20 I suspect you have finished your linear growth. Caffeine or energy drinks you may have consumed along the way have less to do with your height than parental height.You are expected to grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

The mixer: Alcohol is 7 calories/gram, so the one with the most alcohol has the most calories -- however, they are not sugar. That is found in the mixer, such as soft drinks, fruit juice and the like -- plus all the food you consume while you're drinking. ...Read more

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Low fat alcoholic drink?

Low fat alcoholic drink?

Moderation is the : Key. Alcohol can affect liver function and fatty foods can elevate cholesterol and triglycerides. Alcohol may cause stomach irritation. Have a regular check up with your dr to be sure that your body functions are ok and stable ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeinated or sugary drinks cause manic symptoms?

Can drinking too much caffeinated or sugary drinks cause manic symptoms?

Yes, sugar and: caffeine can trigger mania, especially in someone prone to it. Eliminating sugar is a good idea for anyone and perhaps especially so for you. Caffeine is next. Some folks use it to get their day going and then avoid it the rest of the day. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Sometimes: Diffrent types of coffee and diffrent types of energy drinks have diifrent caffeine content read the label for each and make sure the serving sizes are the same. ...Read more

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Might consuming loads of sugary drinks cause diabetes?

Might consuming loads of sugary drinks cause diabetes?

Not immediately: Excess sugars, lack of exercise and family history of diabetes can create a situation for you ;predisposing you to diabetes. Excessive weight can interfere with Insulin use in the body and lead to a type 2 diabetic situation. Loads of sugary drinks can interfere with proper utilization of carbohydrates and create other health related issues. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Alcoholic beverages while breastfeeding?

Alcoholic beverages while breastfeeding?

Don't drink : Long answer is also short. It is not a good idea to drink alcohol while breastfeeding. Alcohol will find its way into breast milk! ...Read more

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Quit drinking alcohol ?

Quit drinking alcohol
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Absolutely!: What's your question? Do you have an alcohol problem? Are you addicted? Do you just want to stop? Please see your doctor for help and guidance for alcohol abuse. Check out aa, as well. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

YES: Alcohol affects everything. It is a toxin. You have t decide if it is worth the risk and this will be determined by the severity of your disease. It will also affect the metabolism and affect of any medications you may be taking. Safest course is to not drink it. The more severe your sarcoid or more meds you take the greater your risk. ...Read more

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Can you drink beer with gallstones? Or any alcoholic drink?

Can you drink beer with gallstones? Or any alcoholic drink?

You can: It turns out that there is some data/evidence that moderate alcohol consumption actually reducing gallstone incidence. I wouldn't encourage you to do this but rather review this with your primary care physician about ways to reduce issues with gallstones. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking energy drinks affect allergy medications?

Energy drinks: They do not affect allergy medications but if you take an allergy medication with a decongestants, such as sudafed, it will add to the cardiac side effects of energy drinks, it can cause palpitations and tremors. ...Read more

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Will drinking beer or alcohol make STDs worse?

Will drinking beer or alcohol make STDs worse?

Maybe: It should not worsen the std, however it may increase the likelihood of getting one or passing on one - may make bad decisions (like not wearing a condom). ...Read more

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How much alcohol can an alcoholic safely drink?

How much alcohol can an alcoholic safely drink?

None.: Any recovered or recovering alcoholic will tell you that. Zero. Zip. Nada. If you have to ask the question, there's already something badly wrong. Even if this were possible -- why would someone who's already lost a big piece of life to the horrors of alcohol abuse ask about going back to it? ...Read more