One in 10 deaths in U.S. due to heavy drinking

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An eye-opening study from the Centers for Disease Control reports that one in 10 deaths, among Americans between 20 and 64, are due to excessive alcohol consumption.

That’s 88,000 people every single year.

Seventy percent of them men.

The CDC said that women are considered “heavy drinkers” if they have eight or more drinks a week. A drink is considered either 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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