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How alcohol impairs the immune system

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November 21, 2013
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Loyola University Health System
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Leading alcohol researchers from the United States and Europe are presenting the latest findings on how alcohol impairs the immune system.

On Nov. 22, leading alcohol researchers from the United States and Europe will present the latest findings on how alcohol impairs the immune system.

The all-day conference will be held on the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Il. About 65 researchers are expected to attend.

The more researchers learn about the effects of alcohol abuse, the more damaging it appears to be to the immune system. For example, alcohol abuse can cause liver inflammation, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver fibrosis (scarring). Long-term alcohol abuse also can lead to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle weakens and fails to pump blood efficiently.


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