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Issue 31: Alcohol and your health

Memorial day is upon us, and with outdoor BBQs and social gatherings on the horizon, chances are high that alcohol will join in the festivities. But is there a level of alcohol consumption that doesn't have deleterious effects on your health? In this edition, we're setting the record straight on how alcohol affects your brain, weight, and heart.

Memorial day is upon us, and with outdoor BBQs and social gatherings on the horizon, chances are high that alcohol will join in the festivities.
While the occasional drink isn’t a cause for concern, holidays like this make it easy to overindulge. And anyone who's done that before knows that it can leave you feeling sluggish, and subpar in the days that follow. But is there a level of alcohol consumption that doesn't have deleterious effects on your health?
In this edition, we're setting the record straight on how alcohol affects your brain, weight, and heart.
Wishing you a fun (and healthy) Memorial Day weekend, Elos!
While moderate alcohol consumption may reduce inflammation, frequent, heavy alcohol use is a different story.
friends toasting with wine glasses

2. The impact of booze on cancer risk.

Research suggests that excess alcohol consumption can lead to an increased risk of certain cancers. Read on to find out which forms of cancer are linked with alcohol.

3. Does alcohol shorten life expectancy?

Alcohol has been shown to shorten telomere length - a well-known indicator of aging - but only at certain doses. Learn more about the research on alcohol and aging in this piece.
beer flight with four different beers

4. The relationship between booze and cholesterol levels.

Want to lower your cholesterol? You might want to rethink how much you drink. Excessive drinking is associated with various risk factors for heart disease.

5. This is what happens to your brain on alcohol.

No surprises here. Alcohol has a profound impact on brain chemistry. But does it shrink your brain? Find out in this article.
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