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CDC: Drinking Women Not Getting Enough Attention

Boozing isn’t just for boys.  A CDC report highlights an ongoing trend among women and girls who are consuming too much alcohol.

FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown reports:

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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention say not enough attention is paid to the problem of binge-drinking females.

(Dr. Frieden) “There are about 23,000 deaths in women and girls each year due to drinking too much alcohol.  Most of those deaths are from binge drinking.”

…Tom Frieden, the CDC director.  He says 1-in-5 high school girls admits to drinking too much all at once, which could lead to other problems.

(Dr. Frieden) “And those include engaging in behaviors you may well regret the next morning and that may have long-term negative consequences.”

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.

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