Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking
|Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking||Darrell Miller||02/06/17|
February 06, 2017 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking
Excessive alcohol intake can harm the body’s immune system in two ways. First, it produces an overall nutritional deficiency, depriving the body of valuable immune boosting nutrients. Second, alcohol, like sugar, consumed in excess can reduce the ability of white cells to kill germs. High doses of alcohol suppress the ability of the white blood cells to multiply, inhibit the action of killer white cells on cancer cells, and lessen the ability of macrophages to produce tumor necrosis factors.