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Yes, alcohol consumption can disrupt ketosis, which is a metabolic state that occurs when the body burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. When alcohol is consumed, the body prioritizes metabolizing the alcohol over burning fat for energy, which can cause the body to exit ketosis.

In addition to disrupting ketosis, excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on overall health, including liver damage, inflammation, and an increased risk of certain diseases.

If you are following a ketogenic diet, it is recommended that you limit or avoid alcohol consumption, especially during the initial stages of the diet when the body is adapting to burning fat for energy. It is always best to follow the recommendations of healthcare providers regarding diet and lifestyle factors.