Drinking alcohol when young and then abstaining may still increase health risks

Young adults who become dependent on alcohol for a period of 5 years up to age 30 and then abstained from alcohol will be far more likely to experience medical conditions and mental problems later in life. [Journal Studies Alcohol & Drugs Nov 1, 2016]  A good reason for this is that alcohol depletes zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and thiamin (vitamin B1), nutritional shortages that may never be addressed and corrected.

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