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Today people are heavily underestimating the effects of alcohol – they always have. Alcohol is virtually poison for your body and should always be consumed in moderation; if at all.

Alcohol is terrible for the body, and thousand of people die from it every year. Alcohol consumption causes physical and emotional changes that can do great harm to your body and your overall quality of life. Alcohol is particularly horrible for the liver. Heavy drinkers often experience cirrhosis of the liver, which is debilitating and deadly.

We have known for a while that alcohol is extremely dangerous for your body, but medical advancements are causing us to discover more and more negative effects of alcohol. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that one heavy drinkers pancreas was paying the price. A CT scan showed that because of his drinking, his pancreas is covered in calcium!

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The scan showed that he was suffering from a serious case of pancreatitis. His entire pancreas is essentially calcified. He went to the hospital because he was suffering from extreme stomach pain around his ribs. He told doctors he had been drinking about a half a pint of vodka per day – for 15 years. Luckily for the man, his liver proved to be working properly which is extremely rare for a drinker of this severity. The 50-year-old man was discharged from the hospital with pancreatic enzymes and enrolled in an AA program.