A One Off Binge On Alcohol May Adversely Affect Your Health!

Call me a spoil sport, or the bringer of what has the potential to be bad news to some, but this is the findings of a recent study that looked at the risks associated with a single bout of binge drinking, and I personally think it’s good to know! The researchers found that excessive alcohol consumption may cause leaky gut resulting in bacteria leaking into the circulatory system, increasing the level of endotoxins in the blood. An increase in gut permeability (how leaky the gut is) has been associated with an array of health issues including the most common alcohol related disease alcoholic liver disease.

This may not be cool or popular to say, and granted it is only one study in isolation, but if you value your health then think carefully the next time you neck 5 shots to catch up with your pals…seriously.


Science Daily, (2014). Single episode of binge drinking can adversely affect health, according to new study. Retrieved 16th May, 2014, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140515132212.htm

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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