Weight loss

There is a short-term risk of weight gain from alcohol, but drinking more and more often increases the chances of becoming emaciated or malnourished. This is because alcohol in large quantities makes you feel full and you are less hungry. Alcohol does provide energy but has no nutritional value and if the drinker also neglects their diet, there is a risk of malnutrition. Alcoholics often eat poorly and the alcohol also damages the intestinal wall, making the body less able to absorb nutrients.