Binge Drinking Increases Risk of Cognitive Decline 08/06/2012

by Moody Adams
"It's not just how much you drink but the pattern of your drinking," says lead author Iain Lang of the University of Exeter in England. "Older people need to be aware, if they do binge-drink, of the risks and they should change their behaviors." Reports Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY

A study in January by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that one in six adults in the USA are binge drinkers and those in the 65-plus age group binge-drink more often than any other age group in that survey.

Binge drinking is defined as men having five or more drinks within a short period of time and women having four or more drinks.

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