Ten Questions About Alcohol

While much ado has been made recently about adults adopting mindful drinking philosophies or giving alcohol up completely, recent figures estimate that 17.6 million Americans, or one in twelve, struggle with alcohol abuse disorder. Among nutrition-related topics, alcohol is one of the most confusing for many people because it is often depicted as something very good for health, but we know that it can be quite dangerous and even lethal if taken too far. This handout will help to explain the effect that alcohol has on the body.