Binge or excessive drinking raises risk of metabolic syndrome

08/5/2008 | Medscape (free registration)

CDC researchers say public health messages should emphasize that drinking in excess and binge drinking increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. A population-based study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism of more than 1,500 adults finds the risk of metabolic syndrome increased when people binged one or more times per week or consumed more alcoholic beverages daily than recommended by U.S. dietary guidelines.

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