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Alcohol intake is important in at least 54 different conditions associated with death,’ said Stahre, an epidemiologist at the Washington state Department of Wellness who conducted the study while at the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. Among them: severe pancreatitis, psychosis, esophageal malignancy, breast cancer, oral cancer, falling injuries, suicide and drowning. ‘Binge drinking is associated with 51 % of all deaths due to extreme drinking,’ Stahre said. Binge drinking, for example, ‘does not mix well with boating or swimming,’ she said. For females, binge drinking is thought as four or more beverages in a sitting typically, Stahre said, while for males it’s five or more. Continue reading