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Study: Binge drinking is a more significant problem among female college students than male college students

A new study is shedding light on binge drinking among college students.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ABC) – A new study is shedding light on binge drinking among college students.

The latest research from Harvard Medical School indicates that the problem is more significant among female students than their male counterparts.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 44 percent of students at four-year colleges at some time drink alcohol at “binge levels.”

According to the Harvard Medical School’s researchers, of the 992 students studied, women exceeded their recommended limit – no more than three drinks a day and seven a week – more than men, whose limit is four per day and seven per week.

While the men’s drinking declined over time, the women’s drinking did not.

The authors warn that women who do not grow out of binge drinking behavior after they leave college increase their risk for liver disease and breast cancer as they age.

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