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Why Do People Drink?

 

Research studies show that most people drink :


- to feel “high” or to have a good time

- to enhance social occasions

- to get “drunk”

- to escape from problems

- to relieve stress and promote relaxation

- to enjoy the taste of alcohol


 

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol enters the bloodstream and circulates to all body tissues and organs within a few minutes. It is carried directly to he brain and depresses almost every brain function.

The effects of two much alcohol include

PHYSICAL


increased heart rate;

decreased heart muscle function;

elevated skin temperature;

slurred speech;

lack of coordination;

headache, fatigue

nausea and vomiting

stomach ulcers.


MENTAL:


poor concentration

confusion, disorientation, stupor

impaired judgement

feeling of fear and anxiet


Alcohol Myths

Myth:GETTING DRUNK IS FUNNY.

Fact: Maybe in the films … but not in real life. Drunkenness is no more funny than any other illness.

Myth:PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLIER WHEN THEY ARE DRUNK.

Fact: Maybe. But they’re also more hostile, more dangerous, more criminal, more homicidal, and more suicidal. 64% of all murders are alcohol-related. And 60% of all suicides.

Myth:IT`S IMPOLITE TO TELL A FRIEND HE~S DRINKING TOO MUCH.

Fact: Maybe if we weren’t all so polite, we wouldn’t have so many friends with drinking problem

Myth:IT`S RUDE TO REFUSE A DRINK.

Fact: Nonsense. What’s rude is trying to push a drink to someone who doesn’t want it. Or shouldn’t have it.

Myth:ALL THAT PUBLICITY ABOUT DRINKING AND DRIVING IS

Fact: True. At least half the road accidents involve drinking.

 

 


 

READING

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Vitamins

In the field of nutrition, the outstanding advance of the 20th century was the discovery and the appreciation of the importance to health of the "accessory food factors," or vitamins. Various workers had shown that animals did not thrive on a synthetic diet containing all the correct amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrate; they even suggested that there must be some unknown ingredients in natural food that were essential for growth and the maintenance of health. But little progress was made in this field until the classical experiments of the English biologist F. Gowland Hopkins were published in 1912.

The name vitamine was suggested for these substances by the biochemist Casimir Funk in the belief that they were amines, certain compounds derived from ammonia. In due course, when it was realized that they were not amines, the term was altered to vitamin.

A Jab or a Banana?

Wouldn’t you rather eat a banana than get a shot in the arm? Most people would, which is why Dr Charles J. Arntzen in Houston, Texas, is developing a way to grow vaccines in bananas and other fruits. Unfortunately, it will be several years before the new vaccines can be used. In the meantime, try to stay calm!



Say “Cheese” For Healthy Teeth

Finishing dinner with a nice bit of brie or cheddar can protect against tooth decay. It makes sound scientific sense, according to a new review of dental research. “It can counter the production of acids at the tooth surface that occur after the consumption of sugar-containing foods,” said Ursula Arens of the British Nutrition Foundation. The bacteria which cause tooth decay produce acid that erodes the teeth. Acid from fruits, juices and soft drinks can also eat away the outer layer of tooth enamel. The foundation’s report, Oral Health: Diet And Other Factors, was launched at a one-day conference in London.

 

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