5.6. Health Consequences of Alcohol Intake

  1. Alan J. Buglass

Published Online: 17 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976524.ch38

Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages: Technical, Analytical and Nutritional Aspects, Volume I and II

Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages: Technical, Analytical and Nutritional Aspects, Volume I and II

How to Cite

Buglass, A. J. (ed) (2011) Health Consequences of Alcohol Intake, in Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages: Technical, Analytical and Nutritional Aspects, Volume I and II, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976524.ch38

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, South Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512029

Online ISBN: 9780470976524

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Keywords:

  • health consequences of alcohol intake;
  • alcoholic beverages, biphasic effects of stimulation and sedation;
  • multifarious health consequences and ethanol intake benefits - in cultural perspective;
  • excess intake, ubiquitous social problem - exacerbating at different levels within communities;
  • alcohol intake, completely forbidden on religious grounds - for people across the world;
  • alcohol consumption and health relationship - complex, being detrimental with high intake;
  • effects of alcohol, individuals - depending on body size, relative amounts of metabolically active tissues, sex, heritability, ethnicity and general health;
  • differential implications of alcohol consumption - observational studies, divided into prospective and retrospective subcategories;
  • metabolic challenges, greater acute and chronic alcohol intake - predisposing to cardiovascular exacerbations;
  • thiamine deficiency associated with chronic alcohol abuse - heavily implicated in Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview: Alcoholic Beverages and Society

  • Harmful Effects of Excessive Alcohol Intake

  • Possible Benefits of Low to Moderate Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

  • Conclusion

  • References