According to the research findings which did a comparative analysis of the drinking habits of France and Northern Ireland it was seen that binge drinking can cause a rise in the risk of heart disease.
It also discovered that the quantity of alcohol consumed in both these places was very similar. Belfast, however, had a different style of drinking with only one or two days of the week when drinking was done unlike other places in France where drinking was spread out across all the week days.
The study was led by Dr Jean-Bernard Ruidavets from Toulouse University who investigated the pattern of drinking in Northern Ireland and France and tried to find if they were associated with the well known disparity in heart disease between the two countries which were culturally different.
The results of the research were published in the British Medical Journal. The study compared the drinking habits of middle-aged men in Belfast with the counterparts in France.
The study also found that Belfast men drink the same quantity as men in France but still the northern Irish men have a higher chance of heart disease.