How are your New Year’s resolutions going? With January 2015 already in the can, we thought it might be pertinent to issue some encouragement to those looking to reduce their alcohol intake in the New Year.
There are numerous health benefits that come with reducing the amount of alcohol you consume, but did you know that serious drinking may make you more susceptible to illness?
This is according to a study published by HealthDay TV, which saw 15 participants down enough vodka shots to qualify as an evening of binge drinking. Researchers took blood from these subjects after 20 minutes, and found their immune systems were active in defending their bodies from invading illness. The next blood test was taken after two hours of drinking, and then again after five hours of vodka ingestion. Both of the later tests revealed reduced activity of pro-inflammatory cells, far below the amount found in sober people.
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