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CDC: Binge drinking is serious problem for girls, women

(1/14/2013)

CDC: Binge drinking is serious problem for girls, women
USA Today
January 8, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report, Vital Signs, which found that about 1 in 8 women and 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink, making it a serious but under-recognized health problem. The report notes special concerns about binge drinking among women. Women and girls metabolize, or process, alcohol differently than men and boys. The CDC warns binge drinking puts women at a higher risk for breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease and unintended pregnancy. Binge drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and sudden infant death syndrome.

View the full article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/08/binge-drinking-women-girls/1817465/


Keywords: CDC, binge, drinking, problem, girls, women



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