Alcohol Kills Cells In Your Body. Is The Harm Reversible?

June 10, 2016

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On an empty stomach, 20 percent of alcohol is absorbed directly across the walls, reaching the brain within one minute. Unlike food, alcohol metabolizes quickly in the body and the liver cells begin processing alcohol right away. This results in a build up of fatty cells, which is why many heavy drinkers develop a fatty liver. Not only does alcohol cause severe and life-threatening harm to the liver, it also causes significant harm to the brain. A recent report, indicates that alcohol is damaging because it's a small molecule and miscible in water. This makes it's easy to get into the bloodstream, effecting a variety of different parts of cellular mechanisms.

The above observation poses the question: Are the effects of alcohol reversible?

Although recovery can occur, alcohol kills cells in just about every part of your body. After extensive research, Dr. Koob revealed that there is a point of severity that you can not recover from. He suggests that the earlier prevention, the better. Alcohol causes an estimated 2.5 million deaths per year, making it the third leading cause of preventible death.

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