The federal health officials said that the number of drinks had by binge drinkers in the US is increasing.
While the overall percentages of binge drinking dropped from 18.9 percent in 2011 to 18.0 percent in 2017, the number of real drinks increased.
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) Report
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average amount of alcoholic drinks had by binge drinkers during benders grew from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017.
Interestingly, the spike was not observed in college-age students but adults aged 35 and older than 35-year-old.
For the report, the CDC examined the self-reported data from binge drinkers from the agency’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System within 2011 and 2017.
Binge drinking was described as men consuming five or more drinks in one sitting and women consuming four or more bottles.
The report determined that the most significant spike in drinks consumed in one sitting happened among adults between ages 35 and 44.
Binge drinkers drank an average of 593 drinks in 2017 during binging episodes – an extra than 25 percent rise from 2011.
The CDC report showed binge drinking rates rose as the level of education decreased.
The greatest rises were noticed among adults without a high school level with 942 drinks per person in 2017, and it was 646 drinks per person in 2011.
Alcohol can have disastrous results on physical health.
Heavy drinkers have a bigger risk of heart disease, liver disease, sleep troubles, stroke, depression, and various types of cancer.
They may also have issues maintaining diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases.
Past research has also discovered that heavy drinking may raise the risk of osteoporosis.