These women were divided into groups and those clubbed under the high-risk alcohol drinking group were 4 times more prone to developing sarcopenia. The study was published in the journal of The North American Menopause Society and urged women to monitor their alcohol intake closely in order to keep health ailments at bay.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes, "Alcohol use may impact the health and well-being of postmenopausal women through the direct interaction of alcohol with organ systems and hormones". Excessive alcohol consumption may meddle with hormones while these "circulating hormones" may affect risk of developing breast cancer, coronary heart disease and osteoporosis. As per the research paper published by a team of experts at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, US, alcohol consumption has a direct impact on organs like liver, the brain as well as the gastrointestinal system.
A recently published study linked moderate alcohol consumption with risks of cognitive decline and called for reformulation of alcohol consumption guidelines across the globe.