Fe­male drinkers face great risks from al­co­hol con­sump­tion

Daily Trust - - HEALTH -

The in­creased risk of death as­so­ci­ated with al­co­hol in­take is not the same for men and women. A study that com­pared the amount of al­co­hol con­sumed and death from all causes among nearly 2.5 mil­lion women and men showed that the dif­fer­ences be­tween the sexes be­came greater as al­co­hol in­take in­creased, as de­scribed in an ar­ti­cle. In the ar­ti­cle “Ef­fect of Drink­ing on All-Cause Mor­tal­ity in Women Com­pared with Men: A Meta­Anal­y­sis,” Chao Wang and coau­thors mod­eled the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the dose of al­co­hol con­sumed and the risk of death, com­par­ing the re­sults for drinkers ver­sus non-drinkers and among male and fe­male drinkers. Fe­males had an in­creased rate of all-cause mor­tal­ity con­ferred by drink­ing com­pared with males, es­pe­cially in heavy drinkers. “While al­co­holism is more com­mon in men than women, fe­male drinkers face greater risks to their health com­pared with male drinkers,” says Su­san G. Korn­stein, MD, Edi­tor-in-Chief of Jour­nal of Women’s Health.

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