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One Major Side Effect of Drinking Too Much Wine, Says Science

Humans have been kicking their legs up and pouring a glass of wine (or, perhaps more accurately, a goblet) as far back in history as we know of. Modern wine-lovers have no shortage of ways to consume. From a myriad of different types and flavors to a growing list of inventive sipping accessories. In the United States alone, the wine industry contributes $220 billion to our economy annually —a statistic that came to light pre-pandemic and, therefore, could definitely skew low comparatively. But as summer rolls out promises or chilled reds and sparkling whites nationwide, the renewed opportunity to go clink glasses inside begs the question: what happens when a person drinks too much wine at once? Yes, there's the obvious drunkenness-hangover combo, but beyond that tried and true result, what should vino-lovers be aware of? According to Amber O'Brien, RD at Mango Clinic , one lesser-known side effect of drinking too much wine is pancreatitis. O'Brien says pancreatitis occ