Staggering Health Facts and Dangerous Effects of Alcohol Consumption Finally Revealed

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Over 150 million drinkers in this country have no real idea of the ill-effects of alcohol. In a new book, Jeff Herten, M.D. reveals staggering health facts about America's favorite pastime.

Recent media reports describe significant health benefits from moderate alcohol consumption. But were these reports entirely accurate? According to Jeff Herten, M.D., there is a conspiracy of misinformation about alcohol, and after years of research, he offers his groundbreaking book "An Uncommon Drunk: Revelations of a High-Functioning Alcoholic" (ISBN 978-0595379941, iUniverse, 2006).

"The newspapers are only publishing what the alcohol industry wants the public to know," says Herten. "They don't tell you that, in the same French study that showed less deaths from heart disease in wine drinkers, there were more deaths from suicide and cancer, than in the (American) group who drank less." Herten astutely points out the propaganda parallels between the alcohol industry today, and the tobacco industry of 20 years ago.

For nearly 30 years, author Dr. Jeff Herten was a high-functioning alcoholic -- one who drinks every day, yet continues to lead a productive, successful life. His personal experience, combined with his medical expertise has uniquely equipped him to expose the shocking physical, psychological and social effects of alcohol.

With frank and honest commentary about the social ills involving alcohol -- including the epidemic of teenage drinking -- "An Uncommon Drunk" reveals that alcohol can be directly linked to the causation of at least eight kinds of cancer including breast, colon and liver. "It leads to sexual dysfunction, and suppresses our immune systems," states Herten, "and it is the second leading cause of osteoporosis, a disease that is epidemic in middle-aged women in our country."

"An Uncommon Drunk" is a must-read for every spouse, parent, child, employer, physician and counselor whose life is touched by alcohol. Herten wrote his book not only to educate, but to "offer hope for those wishing to turn their lives around through sobriety." Herten's book is truly one that only a physician could write.

Dr. Jeff Herten, a native Californian, resides in rural San Luis Obispo with his wife. He practices Dermatology and Dermatopathology, teaches, volunteers at a laser tattoo removal clinic, rides horses, and shares the miracle of his sobriety with anyone who needs to hear his message. "An Uncommon Drunk: Revelations of a High-Functioning Alcoholic" (ISBN 978-0595379941, iUniverse, 2006) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.anuncommondrunk.com. Publicity contact: http://www.readerviews.com. Review copies available upon request.

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