From the October 2013 magazine.

October 2013: Alcoholism At Large

Binge drinking has a profound effect on the liver.

Weekend binge drinking could leave lasting liver damage
Long after a hangover, a night of bad decisions might take a bigger toll on the body than previously understood. A study at the University of Missouri has revealed a unique connection between binge drinking and the risk for developing alcoholic liver disease and a variety of other health problems.

“In our research, we found that binge drinking has a profound effect on the liver in various modes of alcohol exposure,” said Shivendra Shukla, PhD, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor at the University of...