April 30, 2008

Effects Of Alcohol Different For Women?

The same volume of alcohol will effect women more and cause them to become more drunk than men even if body weight is identical. Women have less water mass for their body weight than men.
Alcohol mixes with water in the body and because women have less water in proportion to their body mass, alcohol will be less diluted when it enters the body. This is the reason why the advised drinking limits for women are slightly less than for men. Alcohol is more concentrated in women.

This also influences the impact alcohol abuse has on women. Chronic alcohol abuse will have a greater effect on women. Dependence on alcohol occurs faster and health issues related to alcoholism, such as liver damage, develop more quickly in women.

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