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More Women Are Binge Drinkers, Maybe

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Female college students party harder than their male peers, according to a new study of nearly 1,000 Spanish university students: 56.1 percent of women were binge drinkers compared to 41.3 percent of men.

Well, that's what LiveScience implies with the headline "Gals Down Alcohol Faster Than Guys," but is that really fair? Binge drinking typically = five or more drinks in two hours for men and four or more drinks for women, and this article doesn't specify what constitutes a "drink."

Women were also found to be "more sedentary" than men, although "surprisingly high" proportions of both sexes were into illegal drugs. Hah, who was surprised, exactly?

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Anyway, it's New Year's Eve! Pop that champagne! Chuuuuuggggg!!!*

*No, don't.

[LiveScience]

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Four drinks in two hours is not binge drinking.