alcoholic-drunk-man-whiskey-bottle-alcohol-addiction-silhouette-holding-alcoholism-concept-isolated-white-42516984A new and troubling trend in which youth deliberately do not eat and then go on to drink alcohol in excess appears to be sweeping US college campuses, new research suggests.

This trend is known as “drunkorexia,” the practice refers to a combination of diet-related behaviors, such as food restriction, excessive exercise, or binge eating and purging, with alcohol use, lead investigator Dipali V. Rinker, PhD, research assistant professor, University of Houston, in Texas, told Medscape Medical News.

Besides  happening in the US, it is not uncommon to find the youths of nowadays and even adults involved in Drunkorexia. When alcohol is taken in excess, it prevents you from getting the appropriate nutrients you require from a healthy balanced diet.

Dear readers, health is wealth o, nothing beats it. Excess of alcohol is bad. The standard alcohol requirement is 2-3 units in a day for women and 3-4 units for men, no more than 14 units in a week. If your drinking exceeds the above requirements, then you are at risk of suffering from malnutrition.

 1 unit of alcohol:

  • 1 small glass of wine,
  • 1 half-pint of beer,
  • 1 short  of spirits.

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Cynthia Isuekebhor