CDC Study on Heavy Drinking


Published 06/27 2014 12:13PM

Updated 06/27 2014 05:52PM

An eye-opening study from the CDC.

The agency says one in 10 deaths, among Americans between 20 and 64, are due to excessive alcohol consumption.

That's 88,000 people every single year; 70-percent of them men.

The CDC says women are considered "heavy drinkers" if they have eight or more drinks a week of about 12 ounces of beer or five ounces of wine.

For men it's 15 or more drinks.

The study cites deaths from drunken driving incidents, and chronic conditions caused by over-consumption of alcohol.

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