Middle-Aged People More Likely to Die From Drinking Than Students

Informative study reported by Bloomberg:

Middle-Aged Are More Likely to Die From Drinking Than Students - Bloomberg: "Middle-aged Americans are far more likely to die from alcohol poisoning than college students, belying the notion that binge drinking mostly plagues younger adults. Three-quarters of alcohol-poisoning deaths occur in people ages 35 to 64, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in a report. Most of the deaths are among men and non-Hispanic whites. “This study shows that alcohol poisoning deaths are not just a problem among young people,” Robert Brewer, the CDC’s alcohol program lead and the report’s coauthor, said today in a statement. “It also emphasizes the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to reducing binge drinking.” More than 2,200 Americans die from alcohol poisoning a year, an average of six a day, the CDC said." (read more at the link above)

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