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Facts you should know about drinking

health-and-fitness Updated: Oct 03, 2011 18:37 IST

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With the emerging trend of drinking out in club and chilling with friends, here are some facts to ensure that you don't cross your limits yet have the best of evening. So make the right choice and stay safe.

Alcohol affects us all when we drink. But we don't all react in the same way

Alcoholism is a chronic, often progressive, disease that's characterised by a physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. Learn more about its symptoms on TalkingAlcohol.com

TeensRisk of developing a cancer is proportionate to the amount of alcohol consumed. Also, moderate drinking is linked to lower risk of bladder, kidney, ovarian and prostate cancer, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma.



Drink alcohol on full stomach to prevent hangover and yet if you get drunk, drink plenty water get rid of it.



Moderate alcohol consumption can benefit the heart and cardiovascular system.



Alcohol consumption can either increase or decrease your risk of having a stroke

Women's bodies react to alcohol differently than men's do TalkingAlcohol.com is a source of bountiful information. It highlights the good and the ugly phase of consuming alcohol and educates one on how to be a responsible drinker.

The website also acts a counselor for parents who want to guide their children about both the social and medical impact of alcohol consumption. The audience can watch videos to educate children about the law and the consequences of alcohol consumption. It also suggests:

* What parents could do if they discover that their child has been consuming alcohol

* What measures can parents take to ensure that their children hold on to their values