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Alcohol Facts

The first drink might ease tension and anxiety but with following servings, the effects are negative.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 26, 2003 15:23 IST
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Alcohol depresses the central nervous system. The first drink might ease tension and anxiety but with following servings the effects are negative.

There is no quick fix remedy for hangovers. The abused liver recovers only with time.

Studies show that red wine consumed in small quantities (doctor to prescribe dosage) regularly show a beneficial effect on the heart.

The alcohol content in the drink is what is harmful. Beer has less alcohol content than whiskey. But if you are alcohol dependent, even beer can cause harm.

Though the chance of being involved in accidents is greater when there is greater blood alcohol content, It is best not to drink when driving.

In most states of the USA, the legal drinking age is 21.

No type alcohol increases sex drive. In fact you may have sexual dysfunction problems if you drink too much.

Some forms of sake (brewed from rice) have flakes of gold in them. Does more for your sense of extravagance than for anything else.

In the Bible there are references to alcohol and moderate drinking was not treated as an offence.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)