Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

CDC Reports At Least 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much


Many Arizonans are pouring themselves a few too many on a regular basis, and despite the health risks, a new study from the CDC finds they are not discussing their drinking habits with their doctor. The report found at least 38 million Americans drink too much, but only one in six has ever actually talked about it with a medical professional. Emergency physician Rahul Khare says a small conversation with patients can help people reduce their alcohol use.
 
The dangers associated with drinking too much include lcoholism, heart disease, breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy. Binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men within two-to-three hours.

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