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Heterosexual adults were less likely to drink excessively than those who were lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transsexual.

Excessive alcohol use is associated with many chronic health problems, including liver disease, inflammation of the pancreas, high blood pressure, stroke, and various cancers. It is also a factor in many injuries and acts of violence, and can harm a developing fetus.

Averaging data from 2009 through 2011, excessive drinking did not differ by disability status or veteran status. Excessive drinking was more common among LGBT than among heterosexuals.