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Coronavirus: Drinking alcohol could weaken your immune system

Coronavirus: Drinking alcohol could weaken your immune system 1

Macrophages are the body’s first line of defence against disease.

They destroy anything that isn’t supposed to be there and make your body aware if pathogens are present.

“When these cells are suppressed, your immune system is less efficient at identifying and destroying pathogens.

“Alcohol addiction and regular heavy drinking is obviously really bad for your body in many ways but even occasional binge drinking sessions can temporarily knock out your immune system,” added Dr Aragone.

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