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The health ramifications of alcohol part 5: Alcohol and the immune system

The health ramifications of alcohol part 5: Alcohol and the immune system

The most overshadowed health consequence of alcohol abuse is its effect on the immune system. Chronic alcohol consumption can weaken the immune system, making an individual more susceptible to the threat of infections.

Ever since the 1920s, clinicians have been confirming the association between excessive alcohol consumption and the production and function of white blood cells (WBCs). Even though WBCs only account for 1 percent of the blood, their impact is significant. Also known as leukocytes, they are vital for the maintenance of good health and protection against diseases and illnesses. (more…)

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