Binge drinking may increase cardiovascular disease risk
This typically happens when men consume five or more drinks or women consume four or more drinks in about two hours.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that binge drinking by young men was associated with higher systolic blood pressure - the force on blood vessels when the heart beats.
Frequent binge drinking had additional effects on cholesterol, researchers said.
Both the factors contribute to cardiovascular disease, they said.
The study also found differences in how binge drinking affected young men and women.
Young men who reported that they repeatedly binge drink had higher systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol while young women who repeatedly binge drink had higher blood sugar levels compared to non-binge drinkers.
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