There Are Plenty of Reasons to Cut Back Your Drinking

This feature, part of the CNN Parallels series, details the ways in which you can improve your health by making changes to your daily drinking habits. The article highlights the prevlance of heavy alcohol use worldwide and cites research suggesting negative impacts on cardiovascular health, weight management, mood, memory and physical appearance. Writes CNN: 

"Worldwide, each person 15 years and older consumes 13.5 grams of pure alcohol per day, according to the World Health Organization. Considering that nearly half of the world doesn't drink at all, that leaves the other half drinking up their share. [...]

The numbers of binge drinkers -- defined as five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women within a couple of hours at least once a month -- has been rising in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in six adults binge about four times a month, downing about eight drinks in each binge."

Read the full story from CNN here.