Binge drinking 'impairs immune system' in young adults

January 1, 2015 8:06 AM

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 adults in the US binge drink four times a month, with the most common binge-drinking group being young adults between the ages of 18-34.

Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as drinking enough to reach or exceed a blood alcohol content of .08, which is also the legal limit for driving. This level is usually achieved after four drinks for women or five drinks for men, consumed over 2 hour...

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