In the battle of the sexes, women are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol consumption.
After reading the article, I’m not sure if this is a good thing…
In a world where there is a “study” for everything, a website called BMJ Open which publishes research from a wide variety of disciplines and therapeutic areas recently had a post which studied the use of alcohol amongst the different genders. What it looks like… is that women are getting their sip on a bit more nowadays…
“The study showed that in people born in the early 1900s, men were:
- More than twice as likely as women to drink alcohol at all (2.2 times)
- Three times as likely to drink to problematic levels
- And 3.6 times as likely to develop health problems from drinking, such as liver cirrhosis
But over the ensuing decades, the gap closed so that for those born at the end of the century men were only:
- 1.1 times as likely as women to drink alcohol at all
- A much lower 1.2 times as likely to drink to problematic levels
- And 1.3 times as likely to develop health problems from drinking” (bbc.com)
You can read more about it HERE.