Alcohol and Your Body

Alcohol and Your Body
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Alcohol is the most widely abused drug in the world, and its effects on the human body are serious. Society and the companies that manufacture alcoholic beverages promote drinking as a harmless social activity. The reality is dramatically different. Even in moderate amounts, alcohol seriously impacts virtually every system of the body. This program traces the effects of alcohol on the nervous, circulatory, digestieve, urinary, reporoductive and muscular/skeletal systems of the human body. Specific disorders that can result from alcohol consumption, such as alcoholic pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, and fetal alcohol syndrome, are described. Dr. Ernest P. Noble, a pioneering genetic researcher at the UCLA, presents information about the genetic basis of alcohol addiction. The role alcohol consumption plays in the development of several common cancers is also revealed. In candid interviews, medical information presented has been authenticated by some of the top health care providers and researchers in the field, several of who appear in this program.
High School - Adult                29 min.          1995            V-4010


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