Effects of Alcoholism on Nutrients
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1.     Reduces lactase activity causing more lactase intolerance and avoidance of milk products
2.     Alters blood sugar regulation
3.     Lowers HDLs
4.     Reduces absorption of carbohydrates, amino acids, and thiamin
5.     Reduces absorption and use of folate, vitamin B-6, and vitamin B-12
6.     Reduces vitamin A and calcium use
7.     Reduces vitamin D production by the liver
8.     Reduces absorption and increases excretion of potassium, zinc, and magnesium

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