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Your health: What should you GIVE UP?

Going without... alcohol

Benefits depend on how much you’re drinking, but include weight loss, and improved energy, sleep, memory and moods. Plus healthier liver, kidney and digestive function too.

‘Alcohol irritates the digestive system,’ says Elaine Hindal, from charity Drinkaware. ‘It makes your stomach produce more acid than usual, which can cause inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) and indigestion.’ Too much alcohol can increase feelings of anxiety and depression.

‘Alcohol is a diuretic,’ says Professor Oliver James, Head of Clinical Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. ‘It

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