Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Heavy drinkers often injured

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been looking into the links between heavy drinking in students and their risk of alcohol-related injuries. In the U.S., in 2001, around 500,000 college students suffered alcohol-related injuries with more than 1,700 deaths. Around 2.8m college students in the U.S. drove under the influence of alcohol last year and 600,000 students were assaulted by another student who was under the influence. The University of Wisconsin-Madison study of 2,090 heavy-drinking students found that men who drank eight or more drinks at least four times a month and women who drank five or more drinks that often were five times more likely to be injured. Those students who scored highest for sensation seeking also had a greater risk of alcohol-related injuries.

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