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Seems millions of Americans are down and way too much alcohol and putting their health at serious risk.
That's the word from the feds who say the numbers are particularly alarming for young women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly fourteen million American women report binge drinking about three times a month.
For women officials define that as having four or more drinks in one setting but these women report having an average of six drinks at a time.
And it's not just the ladies 20% of high school girls say they binge.
Health experts claim many people just don't really recognize the problem and that drinking such amounts as extremely dangerous and potentially deadly.
Home of the CDC had -- Negativity issue -- -- numbers particularly among -- -- girls are very troubling but believe it or not he gets worse as they get older here's what the Centers for Disease Control found.
You mention that one in five figure for high school girls -- by the time they get -- college and then the working world.
That number increases to one and for the heaviest drinkers.
Tend to be white women followed by Hispanic women -- they get into the working world they have more disposable income more money to buy alcohol.
The heaviest drinkers tend to have an income of 75000.
Dollars in about.
Now all of this -- you could imagine has serious potential health consequences according to the CDC 121000.
Die every year from binge drinking and there are plenty of other things besides death disease related.
To worry about according to doctor Tom Friedman who's the head of the CDC here's what he told.
When girls and women binge -- they're more likely to have specific problems that are particular problems for women and girls.
Unintended pregnancy sexually transmitted infections.
As well as other health problems such as breast cancer and reproductive health problems.
Now part of the reason for all of this is that women are much more sensitive to alcohol that men are and here's the reasons why first of all they have lower body weight so they've got more alcohol per -- but even if they weigh the same as a -- -- boy does.
They have less water in their bodies to the alcohol is less diluted -- in the -- -- man.
And because they lack.
-- or -- at least don't have the same amount of an enzyme.
That men do that metabolize alcohol they get more alcohol absorbed into the bloodstream.
Taken together one drink for a woman would have the same effect -- two drinks for a man so if a woman were to drink -- six -- it would be like a man drinking twelve.
They historically men and boys binge drink about twice the rate of women but that is changing and it's really changing among girls in high school.
They are now about even with their male counterparts in the new study that just came out and Spain found that college -- women binge drink more than men do -- John Roberts in Atlanta tonight John thanks.
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