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Month-long break from #alcohol prevents illness in later life

Study finds that average drinkers who gave up for four weeks saw benefits for their liver function, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Taking a month off drinking alcohol can slash the risk of developing life threatening illnesses and disease, according to a new study.

Patients who gave up for four weeks saw benefits for their liver function, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and were also at lower risk of developing diabetes and liver disease, research from University College London suggested.

Those who took part in the month of abstinence also lost as much as 6lbs in weight and reported improvements in their concentration and sleeping.

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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