Although some forms of drinking have been proven to have positive effects on your health, excessive, heavy drinking can internally wreak havoc for the long-term.
Summer is just around the corner, which means parties, vacations and holidays. With these fun, relaxing events, it’s not uncommon to unwind and celebrate with a drink in hand. Moderation is key in most things, but is especially important when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages. A couple of drinks can leave you feeling in a comfortable place, but have you ever wondered what effects overindulging in alcohol can have on your body immediately, or even a few years down the line?
As few as one to two episodes of binge drinking in the first trimester of pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. The Texas A&M College of Medicine is participating in an international study that is trying to determine if it is possible to predict the severity of fetal alcohol syndrome in infants by studying a marker in the blood of the mother.