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Effects of Alcohol Abuse on the Skeletal System

January 4, 2013

The effects of alcohol abuse go well beyond the body’s digestive system.  In fact, alcohol abuse impacts every system in the body. If you or someone you love is abusing alcohol, do you know how it impacts their body?  Today we’re going to explore how alcoholism and alcohol abuse effect the skeletal system. It has been shown that moderate to heavy drinking decreases the body’s ability to form new bone and slows healing time of fracture. Men are more likely to show a negative effect of alcohol abuse on their skeletal structure than are women, but that doesn’t mean the…

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