Prof Plant said the number of teenagers binged
rinking was of particular concern and was unlikely to be just a blip in the figures.
1) 0verall, women who binged
on alcohol in the three months before pregnancy had slightly reduced odds of having an undersized infant (odds ratio, 0.
The six-week study involved 36 patients who had binge-eating disorder according to criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, and who binged
a minimum of three times per week.
In analyses accounting for other risk factors, white women who reported preconception binge drinking had 60% higher odds of unintended pregnancy than women who had not binged
Fraternity or sorority membership is the biggest predictor of bingeing -- 65 percent of members binged
in the nationwide Harvard study.
Nine percent of students in the sample met standard criteria for alcohol dependence, and 54% had binged
(defined as having had five drinks in a row for men and four in a row for women) during the two weeks preceding the survey.