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Unformatted text preview: Increased risk of heart rhythm disturbances, hypertension, hemorrhagic stroke, osteoporosis, brain damage, colorectal and breast cancer, inflammation of the stomach lining, suppression o the immune system, sleep disturbances, impotence, hypoglycemia, and high blood triglycerides. 5. Describe the effect of alcohol on the liver. Include the 3 stages of disease. Fatty liver- occurs in response to increased synthesis of fat and decreased utilization of fat for energy needs by the liver. Large fat deposits choke off the blood supply, depriving the liver of oxygen and nutrients. Liver inflammation . Cirrhosis- liver cells accumulate so much fat that they burst and die and are replaced with scar tissue. 6. How many calories are in each gram of alcohol? 7 kcal/gram...
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