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CDC report: Binge drinking is a problem for women, girls

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FOX – A new report finds binge drinking among women is a problem underrecognized in the United States.

According to the Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink three times a month and consume an average of six drinks per binge.  However, binge drinking is not often recognized as a women's health problem.       

The report highlights how binge drinking puts women at an increased risk for many health problems, such as breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease and unintended pregnancy.

The report states binge drinking was most common among women between 18 and 34 years-old.

Binge drinking causes roughly 23,000 deaths among women and girls in the United States each year.

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