A new study has found that binge drinking in young, healthy adults significantly disrupts the immune system.

For the study, researcher Majid Afshar, M.D., M.S.C.R., now at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, had volunteers drink four or five shots of vodka, then took blood samples to measure their immune systems.

The researchers found that 20 minutes after reaching peak intoxication, their immune systems revved up. But when measured again two hours and than again five hours later, their immune systems had become less active than when sober, the researchers reported.

 

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via Binge Drinking Hampers Immune System in Young Adults | Psych Central News.