Five Shocking Facts About What Drinking Does to Your Body
When it comes to health prescriptions, is there anything more controversial than alcohol consumption? It seems that every few months a new study hits the press, either praising the health merits of booze or telling you why it’s ruining your life
Drinking may increase cancer risk.
While the relationship between alcohol and cancer is a controversial one, the International Agency for Research on Cancer actually classifies alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen. That can’t be good. It&rsq
Heavy drinkers outlive nondrinkers.
Say what? While it’s not news to anyone at this point that moderate drinkers—that’s one to three drinks a day, and no more than seven a week—have the longest life span, this past Aug
Alcohol shrinks your brain.
Not the most shocking statement given how some people act after a few, it’s nonetheless a surprise to see it backed by science.
Steady moderate drinking keeps you thin.
Anybody who’s ever been on a diet knows that alcohol comes with a pretty heavy calorie count. How is it then that moderate drinkers are thinner than non-drinkers? A study from Brigham and Women&r