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The Dangers of Alcohol

February 01, 2021 Adam Burgis Episode 4
Basically Science
The Dangers of Alcohol
Show Notes

In this episode we discuss the world's third largest risk factor for disease: Alcoholism. We then dive into how humans process alcohol, the negative effects it can have, and lastly we ask the question- does alcohol have health benefits? 


If you or a loved one struggles with an alcohol addiction, you can find sources for help below. 


  1. https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v20/i40/14652.htm
  2. https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21497739/
  4. https://www.addictioncenter.com/alcohol/liver/
  5. https://vertavahealth.com/alcohol/related-diseases-disorders/
  6. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/alcohol/art-20044551
  7. https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20091118/alcohol-may-reduce-mens-heart-risk#2
  8. https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm
  9. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
  10. https://www.alcohol.org/treatment/hotline/

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