Binge drinking: all too prevalent and hazardous

Flegel, Ken; MacDonald, Noni; Hébert, Paul C.
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p411
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the health effects of immoderate drinking, the third greatest contributor to the burden of disease around the globe. The authors state that binge drinking was the cause of an estimated 3.8% of deaths among people aged 15 to 44 years old. The authors mention diseases caused by excessive drinking such as acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease. They suggest that health professionals should investigate alcohol binge drinking risk, particularly among youth.


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