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Density Of Alcohol
Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more
What amount of alcohol consumption is beneficial? Doesn't any amount of alcohol consumption kill brain cells?
Associated with : Moderate intake of alcohol (no more than 7-14 drinks a week) is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, people who do not drink should proabably not start drinking to reduce their risk. Alcohol is also not recommended for people who have a history of alcohol abuse or dependence. ...Read more
Possibly: Moderate intake of alcohol (no more than 7-14 drinks a week) is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, people who do not drink should proabably not start drinking to reduce their risk. Alcohol is also not recommended for people who have a history of alcohol abuse or dependence. ...Read more
Are binge drinkers at high risk of developing ALS? Due to the release of glutamate in the brain following periods of heavy alcohol consumption
It depends how much: Smoking is bad for you in any amount but its efeects are related to how many cigarettes and for how many years consumed.It causes copd, cadiovascular diseases, cancers of lung and mouth, perpheral vascular disease, impotence and erectile dysfunction, fetal abnormailities, bad teeth&breath alcohol in moderation may be beneficial for heart, but if abused can cause liver cirrhosis/failure and cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
It depends: Some studies suggest a link between an increased consumption of alcohol and colorectal cancer. A study analyzing the korean population showed a higher rate of colon cancer in people who consumed alcohol regularly. In a north carolina study the opposite appeared to be true - alcohol consumption seemed to decrease the rate of colon cancer. Basically, there there is no strong evidence either way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle building. This article answers your question in more detail: http://www.Askmen.Com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.Html. ...Read more
Physical & mental: .Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter.Samhsa.Gov. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can daily cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption increase the liklihood of getting cancer when there is no family history of cancer?
Yes, of course: Any smoking increases the likelihood of cancer. Smoking means purposely breathing in toxic chemicals, over and over... and that's a bad thing. Unfortunately, smoking is extremely addictive and is a good money-maker for the companies that grow, manufacture, ship, and sell tobacco products. ...Read more
Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?
Alcoholic liver : Not sure what you mean by smooth tissue. Generally, early in the disease alcoholics get more fat in their liver, followed shortly by liver inflammation, and eventually by fibrosis or scarring of the liver. At that point the liver appears shrunken. and hard in texture. .Best to try to quit drinking now. Your doctor can provide help. Good luck. ...Read more
Is the consumption of milk and other dairy products correlated with the prevalence of prostate cancer?
No: While the cause of prostate is not known, and there are links to families with cancer, we next ascribe diet, mostly rish in saturated fats and red meats. Increasingly "healthy" diets are rich in fresh fruits and vegtables, lycopenes from processed tomatoes, elagic acid anti-oxidants from berries and cruciferous vegetables. Vitamin e appears not to help. Milk/dairy has not been indicted! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DIFFERENT THINGS: Alcohol in moderation can be useful, but overused is harmful cannabis is risky and some use it without obvious ill effect. However it's been shown to reduce intellect in adolescents permanently and to be involved in the start of schizophrenia in some. I doubt that cannabis is completely benign. If your brain has very sensitive pleasure centers, either can be addicitve. ...Read more