Alcohol and metabolism

Alcohol and…  is a series of articles exploring the relationship between alcohol and other subjects, from asthma to weight loss. In this first article, Club Soda co-founder Andy Jaeger looks at the relationship between alcohol and metabolism. The human body is extraordinary. As opportunistic omnivores, humans are able to consume a wide range of foods…

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Addiction, hospitalisation and recovery

We talk all the time about the changes that come from quitting alcohol, but Claire’s journey is one which is particularly extreme in both its highs and its lows. Her dangerously deteriorating health and eventual hospitalisation meant that giving up alcohol was a necessity rather than a choice. Her strength and courage in battling addiction…

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Alcohol diabetes and health

Health, alcohol and diabetes We talk a lot about alcohol and your health at Club Soda, and alcohol and diabetes are linked in many ways. It may be helpful to understand the benefits of reducing your drinking to your health, including in preventing diabetes, or in alleviating the symptoms. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type,…

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Alcohol and diabetes

This post has some basic information about alcohol and your health: drinking surveys and what the results mean; benefits of reducing your consumption; withdrawal symptoms; alcohol, exercise and fitness; and sleep. But first, an important reminder: Club Soda is not intended to provide you with medical advice. We are not qualified for that. If you are…

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Liver health

Your liver health As people who want to cut down on their alcohol consumption, Club Soda members are always asking about their liver health. How do you know if you have damaged it? Is it possible to repair the damage, and how can you find out? What is the difference between a liver function test and…

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Club Soda Coffee Cup

Does coffee really protect your liver from alcohol damage? At first sight, this looks like one of those tabloid headlines that sound wonderful news, but on closer examination turn out to be complete nonsense. As an example of the wider end of these stories, we concluded earlier that no, champagne doesn’t actually prevent dementia. This…

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News newspapers

Alcohol and cancer Another week and another medical study about cancer in the headlines. Some of this week’s headlines more or less said that even drinking a tiny bit of alcohol will cause cancer. But when it comes to health science, what the papers say to draw you in can often look quite different from…

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