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Alcohol and the Immune System – Brochures and Fact Sheets

Alcohol and the Immune System – Brochures and Fact Sheets

tions of alcohol abuse is its effect on the immune system. Excess alcohol consumption may lead to immune deficiency, causing increased suscep-tibility to certain diseases. Life-threatening complications of alcoholism such as liver disease and liver failure may have a component of autoimmunity, in which the immune system turns on the body’s …