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Study Reveals Dramatic Rise In Binge Drinking Among Those Over 50

1. More Women Are Binge Drinking

According to <a href=”http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/BingeDrinkingfemale/#Introduction” target=”_blank”>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates</a> released earlier this year, nearly 14 million women in the U.S. binge drink roughly three times a month. For women, binge drinking is defined as having four or more drinks in a single period, but most women average six drinks per binge. Women with a household incomes above $75,000 are more likely to binge, as are women age 18 to 34 and in high school. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 teenage girls binge drink, a behavior that poses serious health risks, including unintentional injuries, alcohol poisoning, liver disease and stroke, among others.

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