I believe it is important for women to understand the effects alcohol can have on them. So if you drink alcohol, honestly consider how much you drink and take a look at your options to improve your health.
Women who were heavy drinkers lost the same amount of brain volume as the drinking men, but over a much shorter period of alcohol dependence.
Lead author Professor Karl Mann said although men generally drink more alcohol, women probably develop alcohol dependence and adverse consequences more readily.
Other alcohol-related disorders, such as heart problems, depression and liver disease, also occurred earlier in women than men.
Barbara C. Phillips, NP