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What kinds of damage does a large amount of drinking do to the body and the liver?



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It depends on what you mean by "a large amount". Acute ethanol poisoning can occur when too much is drunk over too short a time. You may have heard a tragic story in which this has occurred. Death can occur by respiratory failure or by asphyxiation, sometimes on the persons own vomit. Chronic consumption of alcoholic beverages can lead to brain damage, liver failure and general wasting. Not a pretty picture. See how many stories of morbidity and mortality due to alcohol are in one newspaper. GOOD LUCK!

Michael B Lomonaco



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