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Binge Drinking Leads to Liver Damage

Liver damage from alcohol consumption has always been linked to a chronic drinking problem. However, a study at the University of Missouri reveals that there is also a connection between binge drinking and the risk for developing alcoholic liver disease as well as other health problems. The study, which was recently published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that binge drinking has a significant effect on the liver, whether it is done occasionally or in combination with chronic drinking.  Author Shivendra Shukla, PhD, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine states that their study […]

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Unhealthy Behaviors Linked to Poor Mental Health

A new study disclosed that low-income adults suffering from depression, stress and anxiety turn to health-compromising behaviors such as smoking, use of illegal drugs, binge drinking, poor diet and unprotected sex, and not the other way around. Dr. Jennifer Walsh and colleagues from Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital in the US conducted the study, which was published online in the Springer journal, Translational Behavioral Medicine. The study involved 482 patients of a sexually transmitted infection clinic who were interviewed online and every three months thereafter for one year to assess a number of health-compromising behaviors […]

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Binge drinking is not only a social problem but is a serious health problem as well. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that bingeing on alcoholic drinks is a prevalent problem that is often underestimated especially among female adults and adolescents in the US. The CDC defines binge drinking as consuming four or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion. Researchers found that using this definition, around 14 million US women consume an average of six drinks about three times a month. They also found that it appears that the prevalence of binge drinking […]

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