Gastroenterologist Vincent Ho of the University of Western Sydney told Science Alert about the dangers of alcohol for the gastrointestinal tract and the dangers of its use to combat intestinal infections. According to the scientist, a large number of alcohol-containing beverages destroys the cells of the stomach.
Red wine has a remarkable bactericidal effect, which is partly due to its acidity and alcohol concentration. It is established that a 60-80 percent alcohol content is sufficient to kill microbes.
A drink with an alcohol content of 40 percent destroys bacteria living in the mouth in one minute.
The results of the study, conducted on 47 healthy volunteers, showed that drinks with a high concentration of alcohol cause damage to the walls of the stomach and small bleeding.
The self-healing of tissues affected by 10% alcohol took more than 24 hours. In addition, chronic alcohol consumption causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and also leads to an increase in the number of pathogenic bacteria in the intestine.
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