Are you a heavy drinker? Your limit could be lower than you think:
Do you consider yourself a light, moderate or heavy drinker?
One in 10 deaths among adults between the ages of 20 and 64 are due to excessive alcohol consumption, the CDC says in a report released Wednesday.
That means some 88,000 people die a year as a result of drinking too much.
The majority of those are men – about 70%.
The CDC says women are considered “heavy drinkers” if they have eight or more drinks a week.
A drink is considered either about 12 ounces of beer or five ounces of wine.
For men it’s 15 or more drinks.
The study cites deaths from drunken driving incidents, and chronic conditions caused by over-consumption of alcohol chronic conditions caused by over-consumption of alcohol.