Binge Drinking More Dangerous Than Believed

(Worcester, MA) -- Binge drinking is more dangerous than previously thought. Massachusetts researchers found a single binge-drinking episode can lead to bacteria leaking from the gut. They said that leads to increased levels of endotoxins in the blood. Endotoxins are in the cell walls of certain bacteria, and they're released when the cells are destroyed. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks in a single sitting for men. For women, it's four or more.