American adults consume 17.5 billion drinks a year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported some prominent findings on Americans’ drinking habits. The data says each American adult consumed about 470 drinks in 2015.
Binge drinking is more common in males, during adolescence and young adulthood, with 4 out of 5 binge drinks consumed by males. A binge of alcohol can occur within two hours, last up to several days. It is more common among young adults between the ages of 18 and 34.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a new study in which they wanted to find how much booze United States citizens down. The study was published in the American Journal of Prevention Medicine.
However, drinking alcohol at modest level can benefit the coronary health of healthy adults but an excessive amount of drinking can increase the risk of cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and stroke.
A lot of drinking can also affect the liver and pancreas as well as create problems to liver such as cirrhosis, fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and fibrosis.
The CDC linked 88,000 deaths directly to alcohol use each year and half of those are due to binge drinking.
“The findings also show the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to preventing binge drinking, focusing on reducing both the number of times people binge drink and the amount they drink when they binge,” study co-author Dr. Robert Brewer, lead researcher in CDC’s alcohol program, said in a statement.