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Alarming report uncovers binge drinking in women

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One in five high school girls admit to binge drinking. That's just part of an alarming new report from CDC, which says nearly 14-million women binge drink about three times a month.  That's consuming an average of six alcoholic beverages at one time.  Most of these women were between the age 18 and 34.  The concern is not just that younger women are drinking more, but how women respond to that much alcohol.

Dr. Aaron White said, "Some of these differences include females being more susceptible to the affects of alcohol on the risk of cancer, the affects of alcohol the liver, females are more susceptible to the affects of alcohol on the brain in terms of brain damage."

The study also pointed out that the increase in binge drinking is mostly in women with household incomes of at least 75 thousand dollars a year.

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