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1 in 6 adults binge drink, defined as four to five drinks in a sitting

(KYMA, KECY) - Some American adults enjoy an alcoholic beverage every now and then while others enjoy drinking a lot and often.

According to a new report from the centers for disease control and prevention... About one in six adults say they binge drink.

About a quarter of them... Say they do it at least once a week.

Binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks in one sitting for men... And four or more drinks in one sitting for women.

But the report found a quarter of people say they sometimes have at least eight drinks in one sitting.

The c-d-c says this kind of alcohol consumption can increase the risk of disease and even death.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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