Drink a lot, but once a week? In fact, it's worse than drinking a little every day, scientists say.

The results of a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine show that

when drinking alcoholic beveragesMore important is not the frequency, but the total amount of alcohol consumed. If a person drinks a lot, but once a week, then he is more likely to end up with problems with alcohol. Discuss

According to a recent study,moderate drinkers are more likely to have problems with drinking than heavy drinkers. At the same time, under moderate drinkers, scientists understood those who consume, on average, one serving of alcohol per day during the week. In total, experts interviewed 1229 people, whose age was 30+ years. The survey was conducted first in 2004-2005, then in 2015-2016.

Scientists asked people how many times a month theydrank alcohol: more specifically, how often they drank five or more drinks in a short period of time. Moderate drinkers averaged one drink a day, but more than 70 percent of the time they drank five or more drinks a week. This means that, most likely, many of them drank so much alcohol at one time.

Poll conducted nine years latershowed that moderate drinkers had problems with alcohol in 80% of cases. Moreover, these were both psychological problems and problems associated with tolerance to alcohol.

The results of the study also showed thatmoderate drinkers who abuse alcohol are almost five times more likely to have alcohol-related problems. Nine years later, these participants were more than twice as likely to develop a host of health problems overall as those who did not abuse alcohol.

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