“Don’t drink too much alcohol” means don’t drink more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men. That’s because alcohol can affect every organ in your body, and cause a lot of health problems.

Men

In men, drinking too much alcohol can interfere with testicular function and hormone production.  This can then cause impotence, infertility, and loss of facial and chest hair.  It also increases your risk for mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and colon cancer.

Women

For women, excessive alcohol use can cause liver disease, memory loss, heart disease, and mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, colon and breast cancer.  For pregnant women, any alcohol use increases their risk for having an unhealthy baby, with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Learn more from the CDC website.

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