Heavy Drinking May Damage Your Lungs by Causing Fat Build-up

It's no surprise that heavy drinking can hurt your health. Now, scientists have found out the reason why alcoholics are more susceptible to lung infections; a build-up of fat could be to blame for immune system failure.

Heavy drinking can cause a host of problems, including liver failure and a greater risk of developing pneumonia and life threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome. This susceptibility is partially due to the fact that the immune system in the lung is no longer strong enough to protect from infection. Read More