The number of alcohol related deaths each year is obscene – a combination of alcohol impaired driving and alcohol related disease impact. Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States – it follows physical inactivity & obesity.
We are our own worse form of terrorism.
I have a serious objection to the expression “social drinking” – everybody who drinks thinks they are a social drinker. Well, happily, my guest today despises that expression as much as I do & clarifies for us what is acceptable drinking & besides the obvious effects of alcohol – he discusses the more insidious ways alcohol destroys our health. Dr. Sam Zakhari is the Director, Division of Metabolism & Health Effects National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) part of NIH. Dr. Zakhari discusses people who should not drink at all, fetal alcohol syndrome, the cumulative effects of alcohol, psychological impact of alcohol on the person & on the family, alcohol & cancer – & the ongoing research on alcohol & breast cancer. You will learn about alcohol & fat storage, nutrient depletion & how alcohol contributes to our diseased obesity state. We discuss teenage drinking and college students binge drinking – much more than a hangover. One of the numbers the Center for Disease Control analyzes to understand the impact of alcohol is YPLLs – The Years of Potential Life Lost – how many years of life are lost due to alcohol attributable deaths – this number each year is in the many millions. The cost of alcohol related accidents & deaths costs our government each year is nine times the total annual budget of NIH. I would rather the money go to NIH for research.
As always a huge shout out of thanks to our sponsors The Hair Club & The Obesity Control Center.
Today we hear from Chris Terkalas as he updates us on great news about the Hair Club expansion & also shares a beautiful customer story.
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Where would we be here on Eat Exercise Live without the integral contribution to our shows from Dr. Ariel Ortiz of theObesity Control Center. Today our own Dr. Ortiz gives us the reality of obesity and alcohol use. Obesity is a health hazard. Remaining obese is a very serious health risk. Getting treatment from the very best can save your life & provide a quality of life never thought possible. As Dr. Ortiz says -once a patient of the Obesity Control Center – always a patient – they will guide you and support you long beyond surgery. Give yourself the opportunity and tools to lose that excess weight and live a fulfilling life. The Obesity Control Center has earned the prestigious recognition as an “International center for Excellence for Bariatric Surgeons.” And remember, Dr. Ortiz was voted by Newsweek magazine as one of the very best bariatric surgeons in the United States. Check out the very extensive video library – learn about procedures and meet patients OCC has changed their lives. Check out the OCC on Facebook. Or, go on YouTube and look up the fantastic video library for the Obesity Control Center. Dr. Ortiz and the entire staff at the Obesity Control Center are fully dedicated to your health & proactive lifestyle. Please call 1-866-DrOrtiz (376-7849)