10_Alcohol2011 - Alcohol Consumption: A worldwide problem...

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Alcohol Consumption: A worldwide problem
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Alcohol consumption causes major health problems -cirrhosis –injuries –car accidents- domestic violence (65%) : Researchers have linked alcohol consumption to more than 60 diseases.
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Why Alcohol Makes a  Why Alcohol Makes a  “Fatty” Liver “Fatty” Liver
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Alcohol is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant Sedates inhibitory nerves Acts as central nervous system depressant analgesic (painkiller) effects Death of liver and brain cells Depression of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) Loss of body water
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Historical Consumed for thousands of years Beverage Medicine Mood changers Intoxicants Social lubricants Emblems of social status
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Historical-Alcohol as a Medicine Throughout antiquity, available water was likely to be polluted with cholera and other dangerous microbes, and the tavern may have been the safest watering hole in town. Alcohol is a mild antiseptic, and the process of brewing alcoholic beverages often requires that the liquid be boiled or subjected to similarly sterilizing treatments.
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Changing Times Commercial brands Inexpensive and easy to acquire Marketing Rural to Urban – sporadic to habitual Women Lost business Suffer more abuse from heavier drinkers Beer and lager replacing some local brews
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