Binge drinking kills thousands, new study says

January 14, 2015 2:07 PM

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Binge drinking kills thousands, new study says

A study released January 8 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, reports that every day, six persons, mostly men, die in the United States due to alcohol poisoning. These deaths are directly related to binge drinking, the episodic consumption of large quantities of alcoholic beverages. The weekend bender, the three-day party, the endless spring break, all can result in a predictable rate of deaths, totaling an average of 2,220 per year.

Using data collected through the National Statistics System, the researchers who conducted the study entitled “Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths — United States, 2010–2012,” found that three out of every four alcohol poisoning deaths are male, that approximately 75 percent of alcohol poisoning d...

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