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Study looks at binge drinking and heart risks in 18-45-year-olds

Young adults who regularly binge drink are more likely to have certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease than their more measured peers, research confirms.

Previous studies have found that binge drinking increases cardiovascular risk among middle-aged and older adults, but among those aged 18-45, the relationship between binge drinking, blood pressure and metabolic factors is unclear.

Now, the evidence shows that young men who regularly binge drink (more than five drinks in a row) have higher systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol, while young women who have