Binge Drinking 'Significantly' Disrupts 20-Somethings' Immune Systems

December 30, 2014 4:11 PM

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When it comes time to ring in the New Year this Wednesday night, many 20-somethings will be celebrating with a drink... or two, or five. But researchers warn that heavy drinking could have a more detrimental effect on the body than we may have previously realized.

The researchers asked 15 study participants, with an average age of 27, to drink either four or five shots of vodka depending on their weight -- enough to exceed a blood alcohol content of .08, the legal limit for driving. Twenty minutes after their peak level of intoxication, their immune systems w...

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