Minerals: what are they?

Mineral salts are inorganic substances that, like vitamins, do not provide calories but perform important functions in the body. They: They are constituents cellular and tissue; They participate in the

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a set of abnormalities that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and beyond. It is characterized through the presence of at least three of these factors:

The empowerment of the diabetic patient

When we talk about empowerment, we are basically talking about a slow and progressive process of health literacy, that is, an action of spreading a social concept of health, where all people have the right, but also the duty, to be well informed about health issues and the diseases that affect them.

Hydrating with fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are our best allies against dehydration. They contain not only water but also vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps keep

Food investigations

Assessment of an individual’s energy and nutrient intake plays a very important role in evaluating the state of nutrition. Taking food is considered a form of “behavior,” which can sometimes

The harms of alcohol


Worldwide, 1 in 3 people consume alcoholic beverages regularly (equivalent to 2.4 billion people, of whom 1.5 billion are men and 900 million are women): this is the result of a recent study, published in August in the scientific journal Lancet, which reviewed 694 studies on alcohol consumption worldwide and assessed the health risks associated with drinking alcoholic beverages in 195 nations. The study shows that consuming 10 grams of alcohol per day increases the risk of developing health problems by 0.5 percent and by 7 percent in those who consume twice that amount.

Alcohol use is a risk factor for numerous diseases and can impair brain maturation, especially in those areas involved in impulse control. In adolescence the maturation of the brain is not complete; there are areas such as the limbic area that mature after the age of 20. That is why in some countries, for example in the United States, there is a ban on alcohol use under the age of 21. Alcohol’s damage not only affects the brain, but many other organs: in fact, it is a risk factor for many cancers (liver, oral cavity, throat). The organ most affected is the liver, but the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems are also affected by the toxic effect of alcohol. In addition, alcohol abusers are more prone to hypertension, stroke, and heart disease. Alcoholism causes malnutrition, but also impaired sexuality, decreased libido, infertility and impotence, and obesity. Bottom line:

  1. Alcohol abuse is addictive and comparable to drugs;
  2. Alcohol is carcinogenic and creates organ damage such as cirrhosis of the liver;
  3. Weakens the immune system and gives increased susceptibility to infection;
  4. It reduces the absorption of vitamins A, D and E;
  5. It causes malnutrition and alterations in body weight;
  6. It modifies hormone production, has a negative effect on fertility, and is not conducive to sexual performance;
  7. In pregnancy it can create problems for the fetus and the unborn child;
  8. May interfere with ongoing drug therapies;
  9. It alters cognitive function and is a risk factor for cognitive impairment;
  10. It alters attention, reduces reaction time and causes drowsiness, which is why alcohol should not be taken if you are driving.


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