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Health Tip: Too Much Alcohol Can Cause Problems

Raises risk of high blood pressure, heart disease

(HealthDay News) -- An occasional drink isn't much of a problem for most people. But drinking too much, too often can lead to long-term complications.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these potential problems associated with long-term alcohol abuse:

  • Increases risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, as well as liver disease and digestive problems.
  • Increases cancer risk, particularly those of the colon, throat, breast, mouth, esophagus and liver.
  • Increases risk of problems affecting memory and learning.
  • Increases risk of depression and anxiety.
  • Increases risk of problems with social relationships, family and occupation.
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