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Acetaminophen and Alcohol Consumption Linked to Kidney Disease

Neither taking a therapeutic amount of acetaminophen, nor consuming a small amount of alcohol has significant negative effects on health, but the story may be different when these behaviors occur together, ScienceDaily reports. New research presented at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston analyzed data from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey which asked individuals to report on behaviors such as alcohol and drug consumption and on their health statuses. When the data was compiled, researchers found that individuals who reported even small amounts of alcohol and acetaminophen consumption showed a 123% increased risk of kidney disease or dysfunction. Researchers say, “These findings highlight a serious concern among health professionals who deal frequently with pain patients.”

Read the article published by ScienceDaily.