Genes play a role in determining who develops alcohol problems: Study

One stands a heightened chance of taking to the vice of alcoholism if his or her parents, grandparents or any other close relative were ever hooked on drinking, a study conducted in 2015 has found. However, just because alcoholism tends to run in the family it does not mean that a child will automatically inherit the drinking habit too, it notes. Read more

Beware, alcohol is playing havoc with your skin

Beware, alcohol is playing havoc with your skin

Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States affecting 85% of teenagers and 40-50 million people in the United States, according to American Academy of Dermatology.  While there is very little evidence to directly link alcohol with acne, some studies say that the effects of alcohol on hormone levels may be a major factor in acne development. Alcohol dehydrates the skin both internally and externally, thus accelerating the ageing process. The depletion of anti-oxidants makes the skin prone to darkening (hyperpigmentation), dark circles, coarse texture, and development of wrinkles. A prolonged use of alcohol causes detrimental effects on the skin which are far graver and chronic. Read more