By On July 3rd, 2009

Daily binge drinking associated with deadly brain hemorrhage

According to recent findings daily binge drinking greatly increases the risk for fatal hemorrhagic strokes. Specifically, men who consumed at least six drinks a day were more than three times as likely to suffer a lethal brain hemorrhage. The study was composed of a cohort of 6,000 participants. Men who admitted to drinking six or more alcoholic beverages a day had an adjusted hazard ratio for death and stroke of 3.39 (95% CI 1.38 to 8.35) as compared to non-drinkers. Over 20% of the study’s participants told the researchers that they consumed more than six drinks a day. Occasional binge drinking, however, was not associated with increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke. Click here to read an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more.

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