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24 April 2013

Binge drinking may harm circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles.

When college-aged adults binge drink it may hinder the function of their blood vessels, a small new study finds, possibly setting the stage for later heart disease.

More than half of college-student drinkers engage in regular binge-drinking episodes, according to study background information. A binge-drinking episode is generally defined as consuming more than four to five alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period.

Young and old affected

To learn more about alcohol's effect on the body, visit the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

 
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