Study: One In Eight Women Admit To Binge Drinking

Study: One In Eight Women Admit To Binge Drinking
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A new report reveals that one in eight women in the United States admits to binge drinking, with the rate increasing to a shocking one in four among high school girls.


Binge drinking is said to contribute to the deaths of 12,000 women and girls annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its report released on Tuesday.


Binge drinking is said to be an overlooked problem, with women found drinking an average of six drinks per session.

Drinking excessively increases the risks of heart disease and breast cancer.

“Binge drinking is an under-recognized women’s health issue,” CDC director Thomas Frieden said in a conference call on the new report. “Women tend to be smaller and therefore are more susceptible to the harms of alcohol at lower levels of drinking.”

Binge drinking for females is defined as four or more drinks in a single session. For men it’s at least five.

While more than twice as many men binge drink than women, the health risks for women are much greater.

CDC scientists reviewed data collected on the drinking behaviors of approximately 278,000 women aged 18 and older, as well as 7,500 high school girls in 2011.

James Gilbert | Elite.

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