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Happening now an alarming new report on binge drinking just released this morning by the Centers for Disease Control -- finds a problem it's actually.
Much worse than than previously thought a much bigger by the way the CDC says more than 38 million American adults binge drink an average of four times a month.
And result -- get this more than 80000.
Deaths a year preventable deaths at that.
-- average and senior managing editor Fox News health dot com a member of the -- -- medical eighteen cent -- but he -- This was huge and this is you know astounding finding this was -- -- -- out they looked at half about 500000 people this is a voluntary survey.
And what they found is that just like you said thirty million Americans usually drink.
More than -- drinks per week.
Binge drinking is defined as for women anymore any more than five drinks for women more than six drinks for men than one occasion -- education in one location.
And what this -- showing you that all these people are really exposing themselves the people tend to forget that that alcohol is addictive.
How alcohol has -- social connotations is attached to depression and anxiety.
Palm one of the things that concerns a lot of people in the CDC is that now they you have people drinking excessively all at once you know very frequently.
These are high income people 75000.
Dollars or above usually are the ones and -- the most.
Pomp and it's setting a bad example for young people so this is becoming a really is social phenomenon.
That has major health consequences.
Just getting to those guidelines against him for women it's more than four drinks in one occasion -- and is more than five drinks in one occasion.
How look how do you arrive at baton and just asking that because you know if -- out to dinner over a long period of time maybe have a drink beforehand come.
What -- ever since taking up.
Five shots what what -- -- -- -- -- in this survey they would very specific to look and that at the statistics every point and we'll how often do you drink and how often do you do it.
And then they took into account many other things.
And basically what you find is that you know in order it what what this is talking about is that actually in another location not a party -- -- -- event.
I'm talking about and a regular basis people get together or they do it individually.
And they're consuming seven to eight drinks a week.
That's four times a month.
And that into itself really has a major health risk because you talking about sexually transmitted disease depression heart disease diabetes.
Complications for pregnant women and they still don't realize that alcohol is very toxic to of the unborn child -- all of this is happening.
Let me just ask you about.
The people who are doing it right they're looking at eighteen to 34 year old has -- -- -- their bulk of folks that binge drink but then they had this not that this is into saying.
That -- those ages 65 and older who report binge drinking.
They do so more often absolutely sure that's in your you know your -- baby boomers now retiring in this -- Absolutely and you took you know you talk about this 65 and older when you talk about excessive drinking.
You're talking about a major liver damage your dog in the liver damage that comes with kidney damage you talk about hypertension.
So these folks especially you know -- 65 and older.
Quietly binge drinking and this is a major problem as you said that does this is the -- Preventable.
Cost of debt that would then one can look at.
-- -- and this was you know people thought about it but now more and not to the survey came out this is a major there's it's really instincts I think you think valley teenagers cop bad guys and actually -- -- it's not a college thing it's.
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So for old people out there go ahead and send questions because we're going to be really dealing with a lot of health issues including this one about this and others are -- doc thank you -- you got a much John.
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