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Binge drinking can dramatically amplify damage to the liver
A new review examines studies addressing the effects of binge drinking on the liver. Binge consumption of alcohol is implicated in the pathophysiology of ALD. Binge drinking alters the levels of several cellular components and dramatically amplifies liver injury in the chronically alcohol-exposed liver. (2013-01-22)

Rural underage binge drinkers put their health at risk
Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than previously thought. (2011-02-06)

Frequent binge drinking is associated with insomnia symptoms in older adults
A new study suggests that frequent binge drinking is associated with insomnia symptoms in older adults. (2013-06-10)

Chinese culture encourages binge drinking in middle-aged men
A nationwide study confirms that binge drinking has reached epidemic proportions in China and argues that efforts to tackle the problem must address the country's unique drinking culture. (2011-07-18)

Women who binge drink at greater risk of unsafe sex and sexually transmitted disease
Binge drinking (5 or more alcoholic beverages at one time) is associated with risky sexual behaviors. A new study examined this association by gender at a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. Binge drinking increased the risk of unsafe sexual behaviors and having an STD for women patients. (2008-09-04)

Coed college housing connected to frequent binge drinking
A new study in the Journal of American College Health finds that students placed by their universities in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink each week than students placed in all-male or all-female housing. (2009-11-17)

Mommy drinking is on the upswing -- but women without children still drink more
Men and women are continuing to increase binge drinking, regardless of parenting status, according to a new study at Columbia. Men and women with children reported consistently lower levels of binge drinking than those without children, and men without children consistently report the highest levels of binge drinking overall; yet nearly all groups increased binge drinking in the past decade. The largest increases in binge drinking were reported among women ages 30-44 without children. (2019-11-26)

Exploring the 2-way linkages between binge drinking and unemployment
Many studies have found that problem drinking is related to subsequent unemployment; However, the reverse association is unclear. Some studies have found that unemployment can increase total drinking, alcohol disorders, and/or problem drinking while others have found that unemployment can decrease drinking or have no effect at all. An analysis of binge drinking as either a predictor or outcome of unemployment has found that binge drinking among women seems to have a significant association with long-term unemployment. (2012-08-15)

Moderate drinking decreases number of new brain cells
A new Rutgers University study reports that moderate to binge drinking significantly reduces the structural integrity of the adult brain. The Rutgers research indicates that daily drinking decreases nerve cell development in the hippocampus part of the brain -- necessary for some type of learning and memory -- by 40 percent. (2012-10-24)

Binge drinking with chronic alcohol use more destructive than previously thought
A new study by MU School of Medicine researchers shows that chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than previously thought. (2015-12-17)

How serious is binge drinking among college students with disabilities?
A new study finds that college students with disabilities binge drink more often than their non-disabled student peers. The study, providing the first picture of alcohol use and binge drinking by US college students with disabilities, is out today in Public Health Reports, a SAGE Publishing journal and the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and the US Public Health Service. (2017-06-22)

Binge drinking due to 'copying' behavior
The rise in binge drinking in the young is a (2008-06-24)

Binge drinking may be more damaging to women
In a recently published study examining the effects of binge drinking on rats, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine discovered that female rats who were of equal age and weight to male rats were more sensitive to alcohol and experienced alcoholic liver injury at a higher rate than male rats. (2019-08-19)

Alcohol taxes protective against binge drinking, study shows
Higher alcohol taxes strongly protect against binge drinking, according to a new study by Boston University School of Public Health researchers. (2015-01-05)

A double-threat to teen health
Researchers in the department of public health and psychology at Temple University have found that teens who are smokers are also more likely to binge drink. Lead researcher Brian Daly says both these behaviors need to be addressed together as one health risk. (2009-08-08)

Are teen binge drinkers risking future osteoporosis?
Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at risk for future osteoporosis and bone fractures. (2010-07-13)

Binge drinking 5-plus drinks common for high school seniors, some drink more
Consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school seniors, with some students engaging in extreme binge drinking of as many as 15 or more drinks, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. (2013-09-16)

Binge drinkers report suboptimal health status more often than nonbinge drinkers
Binge drinking accounts for more than half of 79,000 excessive-drinking deaths annually in the United States. A new study has looked at heavy and binge drinking in relation to drinkers' own perceptions of their overall health status. Results show binge drinkers have a 13 to 23 percent greater likelihood of self-reporting fair to poor health status. (2010-05-31)

Heavy-drinking colleges showing no improvements
US colleges with the biggest student drinking problems have so far failed to turn the tide, according to a new study. (2009-09-10)

Heavy drinking during adolescence: Dire effects on the brain
A review of the literature shows that the effects of heavy drinking among young people on the brain are serious -- binge drinking among young people is associated with a thinning or reduction of areas of the brain that play a key role in memory, attention, language, awareness and consciousness, which include cortical and subcortical structures. (2017-07-18)

Stay-at-home orders tied to an increase in harmful alcohol consumption, study finds
Binge drinkers increased their alcohol consumption by nearly 20% during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to new research by public health experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Their study, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, is one of the first to analyze the association of stress caused by the pandemic and dangerous alcohol consumption. (2020-12-07)

Food insecurity linked with binge-eating disorder and obesity
Food insecurity -- difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals -- was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent International Journal of Eating Disorders study. (2018-12-19)

Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking
A new study identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent. (2015-03-09)

Drinking in excess associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome
Those who drink in excess of the US Dietary Guidelines (i.e., men who usually drink more than two drinks per day or women who usually drink more than one drink per day) or those who binge drink are at increased risk for the metabolic syndrome, according to a new study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2008-07-30)

Binge drinking during youth may impact future offspring
A rat model found preconception binge drinking may have negative consequences on future offspring's growth, social interactions and pubertal development, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2018-06-19)

Binge drinking in college can lead to heart disease later in life
Frequent binge drinking in college can cause more than a hangover. Regularly consuming multiple drinks in a short window of time can cause immediate changes in circulation that increase an otherwise healthy young adult's risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, according to research published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2013-04-23)

Binge-drinking teens may be risking future depression
Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, Loyola University Health System researchers report. (2010-11-15)

Binge drinking is harmful to older drinkers, may be hidden by weekly average
Studies examining the potential health benefits of moderate drinking generally focus on average levels of drinking rather than drinking patterns. A new study shows that, among older moderate drinkers, those who binge drink have a significantly greater mortality risk than regular moderate drinkers. (2014-03-03)

Mother and teen conversations can prevent harmful college drinking behavior, say researchers
Simple mother and teen conversations like, (2000-12-16)

Friends have greater sway on college students' beliefs on drinking behavior
College students' friends have a greater influence on the students' drinking behavior or beliefs about campus drinking than social norms campaigns, according to a Penn State study. (2006-10-03)

Communism continues to cause heavy drinking in Eastern European countries
Men and women who lived under communist regimes during the Cold War drink more alcohol more often than people in capitalist nations in the West, according to new research from the University of Kent. (2018-10-18)

Moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of atrial fibrillation in people with heart disease
Moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of atrial fibrillation in older people with heart disease or advanced diabetes, found a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2012-10-01)

Diverging trends: Binge drinking and depression
Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Depressive symptoms among U.S. adolescents have sharply increased since 2012. And for the first time in the past 40 years, binge drinking and depressive symptoms among adolescents are no longer associated. (2019-11-14)

'Tis the season for youth to curb binge-drinking
With the holidays around the corner, we're all a little more likely to indulge, especially when it comes to alcohol. While a few extra drinks might be brushed off as holiday cheer, they can actually signal a problem in young adults. (2014-12-09)

Excessive drinking, not alcoholism, may lead to most alcohol-related problems
Many people assume that most people who drink to excess are probably alcoholics. A recent survey of 4,761 New Mexico adults found that while 16.5 percent drank alcohol in excess of national guidelines, only 1.8 percent met criteria for alcohol dependence. This suggests that a majority of persons at risk for alcohol-related problems are not alcohol dependent. (2007-01-25)

Binge drinking may lead to higher risk of heart disease
Belfast's binge drinking culture could be behind the country's high rates of heart disease, according to a paper published on bmj.com today. (2010-11-23)

Lower drinking ages lead to more binge drinking
People who grew up in states where it was legal to drink alcohol before the age of 21 are more likely to be binge drinkers later in life. Washington University researchers found that people who lived in states with lower minimum drinking ages weren't more likely to consume more alcohol overall, but when they did drink, they were more likely to drink heavily. (2013-02-06)

Alcohol-impaired driving on the increase, study shows
After a long, slow downward trend alcohol-impaired driving has recently increased. From 1993 to 1997 the number of episodes of alcohol-impaired driving (AID) declined at a rate of a little more than one percent per year, from 123 million to 116 million. From 1997 to 1999, however, it increased 37 percent, from 116 million to 159 million. Four out of five episodes of alcohol-impaired driving were reported by people who also reported binge drinking. (2005-04-19)

Text message medicine: Texts from the ER can reduce binge drinking
Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after receiving mobile phone text messages following a visit to the emergency department, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. (2014-07-11)

Binge drinking affects male and female brains differently
Repeated binge drinking activates genes in an area of the brain linked to addiction differently in males and females. Genes associated with hormone signaling and immune function are affected by repeated binge drinking in female mice, whereas genes associated with nerve signaling are affected in the males. These findings have implications for alcohol abuse treatment, emphasizing the importance of considering the sex of patients when developing effective pharmaceutical therapies. (2018-09-10)

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