Many news articles have emerged about excess alcohol consumption during the coronavirus pandemic. There are serious concerns about impacts of alcohol on physical health and mental health, to the point that the European branch of the WHO has called for stepping up of enforcement of regulations around access to alcohol.


As an obesity and diabetes specialist and blogger, I recorded this YouTube video to discuss the effects of alcohol on weight, diabetes, and other metabolic health issues.  I also talk about the negative effects of alcohol on our immune systems, as this is so important to address in light of COVID-19.




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