Survey: Over 10 Percent Of Americans Exceed Alcohol-Consumption Guidelines.

Reuters (2/25, Grens) reports that data collected by the US Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion found from a national survey showed that 18 percent of men and 11 percent of women consume more alcohol on any given day that exceeds the limit called for in Federal guidelines. According to the study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 64 percent of men and 79 percent of women did not drink any alcohol on the surveyed date and 18 percent of men and 10 percent of women drank within the recommend amounts of two alcoholic drinks a day for men and one for women. Approximately 8 percent of men and 3 percent of women were considered heavy drinkers, meaning they had at least five and four drinks, respectively, on the date surveyed.

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— “Study says too many Americans still drink too much,”Kerry Grens, Reuters, February 25, 2013.

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