Questions tagged [alcohol]

Questions pertaining to a volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel.

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What is the healthiest way to drink alcohol excessively and chronically?

If someone who is otherwise healthy decided to drink fairly heavily and consistently over a long period of time, what is the healthiest way to do so? Example: Stay extra hydrated by drinking more ...
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What effects does alcohol have on underage children?

In most countries, there is a legal drinking age: 21 in the U.S., 18 in most European countries. I've always been told that legal drinking age is in place because alcohol has harmful effects on ...
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Alcohol consumption during pregnancy

In what ways does consuming alcohol affect a mother and her child during pregnancy? Can it cause serious effects on the baby that is yet to be born? Can it cause any consequences to the mother and ...
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Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for maximizing life expectancy?

I have heard that moderate alcohol consumption may prevent cardiovascular disease, but I have also heard that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer (particularly breast ...
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Are all kinds of liquor and alcohol equally bad for liver?

Do all kinds of alcohol increase the risk of liver disease in a similar way? Or is an alcoholic beverage that is higher in alcohol by volume (e.g. scotch - ~60% and up) more harmful than those lower ...
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Has the (in)famous J-shaped curve with regard to alcohol consumption and life expectancy been finally disproven?

Firstly: I am aware of the other question: Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for maximizing life expectancy? Nevertheless, this question dates to 2015, and the recent campaign of medical ...
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Is it okay to make a child drink alcohol when they have a cold?

I've seen a few people make their child drink alcohol when they have a cold. They believe that it can reduce the cold and cough. Is that true? If so, what is the right amount of alcohol the child can ...
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Use of alcohol for keeping body warm

Recently I traveled to a cold place and after I drank alcohol there I could feel that this consumption of alcohol kept me warm. While feeling of coldness differs from person to person, I ask: Is it ...
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