Study: Music Is Just Advertisement for Alcohol Brands How many times can you hear gold teeth/Grey Goose/trippin’ in the bathroom before you get a hankering for some vodka? And yes, Lorde may be saying those are things we’ll never have, not being royals and all, but many non-royal adolescents have made do with cheaper alternatives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39 percent of adolescents have had a drink in the past 30 days, and 22 percent qualify as…
The figure shows estimated average frequency and intensity of binge drinking among women of childbearing age who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days in the United States, during 2006-2010, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Among pregnant and nonpregnant women who reported binge drinking, the estimated average frequency and intensity of binge drinking were similar, approximately three times per month and six drinks on an occasion.
Sip Smart: Limit Alcohol When an occasion includes alcohol, follow the first drink with a nonalcoholic, low-calorie beverage like sparkling water instead of moving directly to another cocktail, beer, or glass of wine. Alcohol has more calories per gram (7) than carbohydrates (4) or protein (4). It can also loosen your resolve, leading you to mindlessly inhale chips, nuts, and other foods you'd normally limit.
Excessive alcohol use cost the U.S. economy a staggering $249 billion in 2010, according to a study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October, 2015. And the way it has been, this cost must have shot up rapidly over years. As per the CDC estimate, this economic burden translates to roughly $2.05 per drink, up from $1.90 per drink in 2006.