• Drinking Alcohol Might Make Your Cells Age Faster
    Korin Miller

    Drinking Alcohol Might Make Your Cells Age Faster

    While experts generally agree that drinking alcohol in moderation is OK, having too much alcohol has been linked to a slew of serious health problems like liver disease, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. For the study, researchers analyzed the drinking history, alcohol habits, and DNA of 255 people, about half of whom sought alcoholism treatment services at a hospital in Japan. As a result, they get shorter over time, but certain things like alcohol abuse can also speed up this aging process. And, by having shortened telomere lengths, alcoholic participants were at a greater risk of developing age-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and dementia.

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