Nutrition, Food, and You - Essay C - Alcohol and Diets

Nutrition, Food, and You - Essay C - Alcohol and Diets -...

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Alcohol has been negatively perceived for a number of years, all the way from the Prohibition laws of the early 1900’s, until todays concern for over-drinking college students. Yet according to some studies, the consumption of alcohol may in fact positively affect the human body. Foremost, it has been said that the consumption of alcohol in moderation may reduce one’s risk for acquiring colorectal adenomas and cancers, and in short may also have saved some 180,000 people from having such related deaths. With regards to issues other than disease, the moderate consumption of alcohol is said to also lead to better memory and cognitive skills. Not all of the effects are positive though. There are still a number of negative effects associated with drinking alcohol, especially in excess. The first kinds of effects are known as short term. These include such characteristics such as lack of concentration, short-term memory loss while intoxicated, and in some cases can also lead to phenomena known as Blackouts where the person
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