Original Source: healthline.com
Binge drinking has many effects on your body, both over the short and long term.
After a night of chasing beers with tequila shots, the next morning’s hangover might actually be the least of your worries.
More research shows that even a single episode of binge drinking can have serious effects on all parts of your body, not just your brain.
Long-term damage from heavy alcohol use isn’t limited to people with alcohol use disorder. Frequent binge drinkers can also develop health problems.
Binge drinking is defined as men consuming five or more drinks within about two hours. For women, it’s defined as consuming four or more drinks within about two hours.
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 6 U.S. adults reported binge drinking in 2015.
The 37 million binge drinkers had about one binge per week and consumed an average of seven drinks per episode.
That comes out to about 17 billion total binge drinks for the year.
Here’s a look at how all that alcohol is impacting the health of Americans over both the short and long term…click here to continue reading