The risk of heart disease is twice as much in people who are binge drinkers as compared to people who drink the same amount of alcohol but in a much more controlled way as per researchers.
The research conducted a comparative analysis of at least 10,000 male drinkers from booze-bingeing in Belfast and moderate drinkers from France. It also came to the conclusion that consuming large quantities of alcohol in just one or two sessions is much worse than drinking more regularly.
Experts also said that the British Medical Journal work reinforced the information which was already known to all but this was certainly a wake-up call for bingers.
"It's important to avoid binge drinking and it's better to have a small amount of alcohol regularly rather than large amounts in one go. If you do drink, it's important to keep within the recommended limits," said Amy Thompson, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation.
The UK health officials advice women to never drink regularly above 2 or 3 units per day and men should not consume more than 3 to 4 units daily.