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How does alcohol affect body's metabolism or calcium level?
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Depends
Social alcohol use would have little or no effect on either basal metabolism or calcium levels.
Chronic heavy use of alcohol can cause damage to the thyroid gland and result in low thyroid, which can lower basal metabolism, and also can damage vitamin d absorption. In addition, heavy alcohol users may not take in enough calcium, and can get "brittle" bones and other findings of low calcium.

In brief: Depends
Social alcohol use would have little or no effect on either basal metabolism or calcium levels.
Chronic heavy use of alcohol can cause damage to the thyroid gland and result in low thyroid, which can lower basal metabolism, and also can damage vitamin d absorption. In addition, heavy alcohol users may not take in enough calcium, and can get "brittle" bones and other findings of low calcium.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Only in excess
Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or less alcohol.
Higher intakes can effect metabolism including calcium especially if there is a poor nutritional intake.

In brief: Only in excess
Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or less alcohol.
Higher intakes can effect metabolism including calcium especially if there is a poor nutritional intake.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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