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    CDC: Binge drinking is serious problem for girls, women

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...girls/1817465/

    ...........About 1 in 8 women and 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink, according to the CDC's Vital Signs report. Binge drinking for women is defined as consuming four or more alcohol drinks, such as beer, liquor or wine, on an occasion.

    The study found that binge drinking was most common among women ages 18-34 and high school girls. It also was most prevalent among women living in households with annual incomes of $75,000 or higher...........

    The CDC warns binge drinking puts women at a higher risk for breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease and unintended pregnancy. Binge drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and sudden infant death syndrome.

    David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, says it is crucial that the problem is highlighted.............

    More at link.....


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    What? It's a serious problem for women, but not men?
    It should be serious for both genders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffetoflies View Post
    What? It's a serious problem for women, but not men?
    It should be serious for both genders.
    I agree....I think this study focused on women since they call it an 'Under-Recognized Problem'.....here is a link to the CDC article:

    http://www.cdc.gov/features/vitalsig...ale/index.html


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policyóa policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington



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