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Your health: Binge drinking leads to binge eating

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  • If you drink three glasses of wine, you may consume an extra 6,300 calories in the following 24 hours, a study shows.

      If you drink three glasses of wine, you may consume an extra 6,300 calories in the following 24 hours, a study shows.


Binge drinking leads to binge eating

Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point," meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, according to a new study, the BBC reports.

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The extra calories could lead to gaining two pounds a week, the survey of 2,042 people suggested.

About half (51 percent) of those who drank alcohol said crossing the threshold had made them binge on fast food.

But experts warned the study showed trends and not "hard science."

Slimming World, which commissioned the research from YouGov, said 50 percent of the people who said drinking impacted their food choices had also canceled physical activities the day after drinking more than 9.3 units, equivalent to slightly less than four pints of beer.

They had opted for bed, TV and using social media to stave off the hangover -- along with eating an extra 2,051 calories on top of their usual diet, the next day.

On the night, they had consumed about 2,829 calories extra in food and 1,476 extra calories in drink, the survey found.

Ravinia sets e-cigarette policy

Electronic cigarettes will be allowed only in smoking areas, a Ravinia newsletter recently announced.

"Be aware before purchasing tickets that electronic cigarettes will not be allowed at Ravinia except in parking lot areas already designated for smoking," the newsletter stated.

Coffee could help keep diabetes away

Drinking more coffee may slightly reduce your risk of diabetes, and people who drink three or more cups appear to be at the lowest risk of all, according to a new study, the Telegraph reports.

Researchers at Harvard University's School of Public Health analyzed data on more than 120,000 people's coffee consumption over several years. They found that those who increased their intake by more than a cup a day over a four-year period had an 11 percent lower chance of developing diabetes in the following years.

Those who had consistently higher coffee consumption -- three or more cups a day -- had a risk 37 percent lower than people who consistently drank one or fewer cups a day.

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