Heavy Drinking

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A period of excess alcohol consumption—of 5 alcoholic drinks on any one occasion at least once/month
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The page said, further, that dinner was about ended in the great hall by this time, and that as soon as the sociability and the heavy drinking should begin, Sir Kay would have me in and exhibit me before King Arthur and his illustrious knights seated at the Table Round, and would brag about his exploit in capturing me, and would probably exaggerate the facts a little, but it wouldn't be good form for me to correct him, and not over safe, either; and when I was done being exhibited, then ho for the dungeon; but he, Clarence, would find a way to come and see me every now and then, and cheer me up, and help me get word to my friends.
Gradual as was my development as a heavy drinker among the oyster pirates, the real heavy drinking came suddenly, and was the result, not of desire for alcohol, but of an intellectual conviction.
Paris, France -- Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health.
HEAVY drinking may be a major risk factor for early-onset dementia, new research suggests.
USA], Feb 21 (ANI): Heavy drinking can increase your risk of early-onset dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.
Heavy drinking is now the sixth most likely cause of serious illness for people in their 50s and 60s, Public Health England found.
Telomeres naturally become shorter with age, but heavy drinking appears to cause cells to age more rapidly.
The survey asked participants how often they engaged in heavy drinking, defined as five or more drinks in one day for men and four drinks in one day for women, at least once in the past year.
The decline in frequent heavy drinking is not uniform, with female adolescents, black youth, and youth from low-SES backgrounds experiencing a less steep decline.
3,4) The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines heavy drinking as more than 4 drinks daily or more than 14 drinks weekly for men, and more than 3 drinks daily or more than 7 drinks weekly for women.
ISLAMABAD -- Heavy drinking may fuel the risk of suicide among men when the economy is sinking, new research suggests.
Investigators reviewed data on 11,644 middle-aged Swedish twins (all under age 60), comparing the effects of heavy drinking (more than two drinks a day) with light drinking (less than half a drink daily).