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Study: 1 in 5 high school students admits to binge drinking

Despite their improved eating habits, researchers say teens are still binge drinking.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Despite their improved eating habits, researchers say teens are still binge drinking.

Researchers at the University of Michigan studied the responses of more than 16,000 high school seniors to questions on their drinking behaviors over the previous two weeks.

One in five admitted binging - or consuming five or more drinks in a row.

Perhaps even more troubling - 1 in 10 said they had drunk 10 or more drinks in a row and a few even said they consumed more than 15 in a single sitting.

Health experts say schools and communities should do more to prevent this behavior, but that parents must also talk to their children about binge drinking.

The study suggests teens eating better and exercising more

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