Human society has had a long association with alcohol for ages. Every civilization, nation, and culture has reference to some or other form of alcohol. The documentary film The Truth About Alcohol answers some key questions related to alcohol from the scientific point of view and underlines some of the worst sides of alcohol.
The film tries to gather opinions from scientists, studies, and researchers to show the truth about alcohol, and how people become chronic alcoholics. The idea of ‘drinking not too much’ was never a notion, and people generally go by with a no-limit tag, eventually pushing themselves to various health risks. This is the reason governments are now coming up with their recommended limits.
The Truth About Alcohol conducts a few experiments to find out whether people generally drink alcohol within the recommended limits. Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim, an A&E doctor also the presenter of the doc experiments on himself to let us know the downside of drinking too much alcohol. And, how we tend to go above the limit in just three days a week which puts us at greater risk of developing alcohol-related liver disease.
Here we get to introduce varied causes of alcohol-related liver diseases, including your genes, diet, weight, etc., and not just the amount of alcohol we drink. However, if we drink above the recommended limit for a long period of time, it is highly likely that our liver will develop abnormalities.
So, in The Truth About Alcohol, we get some insight into several common questions, for example:
Is there any link between alcohol and cancer?
How much one should drink? What’s the maximum unit of alcohol one can drink every day?
Do we really know alcohol is anyway good for our health?
Clips from ‘The Truth About Alcohol’
Nevertheless, it’s true that average human beings are completely clueless about how alcohol reacts in our bodies or what are the long-term impacts on our health. There are many studies in which there has been increasing evidence linking alcohol and cancer or liver disease.
There is certainly more information and facts in this documentary and not limited to the following questions.
Why do some people get drunk more quickly than others?
What is the best remedy for a hangover?
Why is red wine supposedly better for us than white?
Why has the weekly recommended limit changed so much for men?
How alcohol and cancer are linked?
This David Briggs-directed British film The Truth About Alcohol explores the science of drinking and pushes us to learn more about alcohol and bound ourselves to the recommended limit, or question whether we should drink at all – if we care for our health.