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Alcohol causes dehydration because it causes you to urinate more often, ultimatly expelling more liquid that you originally take in. Also keep in mind that when drinking alcoholic drinks [ex. 8 ounce can of beer] it is not fully liquid, but partially liquid and partially alcohol.

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