Dry January

Is ‘dry January’ the answer to indulgent November and December? Ringing in the new year sans alcohol is a popular idea, according to Dr. Keri Peterson, an internist with Lenox Hill Hospital. Abstaining from alcohol can offer several health benefits, such as improved immune function and cutting out unnecessary calories. However, Dr. Peterson warns against embarking on anything too restrictive, as detox plans can lead to overindulgence, binging, or even dangerous withdrawal for those dependent on alcohol.

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