The more researchers learn about the effects of alcohol abuse, the more damaging it appears to be to the immune system. For example, alcohol abuse can cause liver inflammation, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver fibrosis (scarring). Long-term alcohol abuse also can lead to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle weakens and fails to pump blood efficiently.
Latest findings on how alcohol impairs the immune system
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