Alcohol and Your Body

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Alcohol is the most widely abused drug in the world, and its effects on the human body are serious. Society and the companies that manufacture alcoholic beverages promote drinking as a harmless social activity. The reality is dramatically different. Even in moderate amounts, alcohol seriously impacts virtually every system in the body. This video traces the effects of alcohol on the nervous, circulatory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and muscular/skeletal systems of the human body. Specific disorders can result from alcohol consumption, such as alcoholic pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, and fetal alcohol syndrome. Dr. Ernest P. Noble, a pioneering genetic researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, presents new information about the genetic basis of alcohol addiction. The role alcohol consumption plays in the development of several common cancers is also revealed. In candid interviews, several recovering alcoholics share their experiences with alcohol and describe how the pressure to drink started early in life. The medical information presented has been authenticated by some of the top health care providers and researchers in the field, several of whom appear in the program. Running Length – 30 min.

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