A latest study reveals that binge drinking ascends up the risk of heart attack up to 70 percent.
Health experts have divided drinking into four different categories: social, heavy, problem. Heavy drinking or binge drinking is defined as when a woman consumes more than 14 units of alcohol every week. However, the number of alcohol units is seven times greater for men.
Heavy drinking gives birth to lethal diseases such as liver cancer, high blood pressure, psychological disorder and heart related diseases.
Researchers from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) carried out the study on binge drinkers. They accumulated data from numerous alcohol research centers of Canada, Netherland and Australia. Afterwards, they carefully analyzed medical history of more than 4,000 heart attack victims. Every participant was asked about his weekly amount of alcohol consumption.
Astonishingly, the report reveals that binge drinkers are at high risk of stroke. The risk of having heart attack is high in the first hour.
The latest report from Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reported that the numbers of binge drinkers has increased since last ten years. Presently, more than half of the Americans are involved in this habit. Every year, more than 88,000 heart attacks occur due to heavy drinking.
The study is printed in the latest edition of Journal Epidemiology.