Date PostedMay 26, 2019

This is How Your Drinking Affects Your body as You Age

You may have noticed that as you get older, those hangovers seem to get worse and worse and linger longer than they did when you were in your youth.

A 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey found men in their 40s and women in their 50s are the most likely to drink at a problematic level, so it’s important to understand how alcohol affects our bodies as we age.

Here are just some of the effects of excessive drinking on your body,

  1. Affect on the Brain: Dr Christina Perry, research fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health said alcohol appears to cause an increase in neuro-inflammation in the brain, which has toxic effects.
  2. Linked to Cancer: Numerous cancers have been linked to alcohol, including mouth, stomach, bowel and breast cancers.
  3. Stomach: Alcohol affects the balance of bacteria in the gut and can cause nausea and other side effects.
  4. Affects the Skin: The dehydrating effect of alcohol can affect your skin’s appearance and elasticity.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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