Tag: Disease

Leslie Keeley: “Alcoholism is a Disease and I Can Cure It”

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Leslie Keeley was an early proponent of the disease theory of alcoholism. He began promoting the idea in the 1870s. History remembers Keeley for two things. First was his assertion that “alcoholism is a disease and I can cure it.” Second was his alleged “gold cure” for alcoholism and other substance problems. I. Dr. Leslie …

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Alcohol and Liver Disease: Effects of Drinking May Surprise

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Are moderate drinking of alcohol and liver disease connected? Drinking in moderation is not a risk factor for any liver disease. That is, it doesn’t increase the chance of getting any liver disease. On the other hand, drinking in moderation reduces the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I. Liver Diseases A. NAFLD Non-alcoholic fatty …

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Drinking Alcohol and Gallstone & Gallbladder Disease Risk

Alcohol and gallstone disease. Are they related? Yes. Drinking alcohol reduces the risk of developing gallstone and gallbladder disease.  I. Research on Alcohol and Gallstone Disease Here is some of the research. • Researchers followed 1,290,413 women in the UK for over six years. Drinking reduced the risk of developing gallstone disease. Those who had …

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