Women And Alcohol Abuse
Hi I’m Elora Murray at Fusion 360 Studios
reporting for the Miramar News Network. Alcohol abuse is a problem for numerous people across
the nation. Although it’s a problem for many, the affects of alcohol vary from person
to person. One thing many people don’t consider is how alcohol affects women differently than
men. Due to the differences’ between men’s and women’s bodies, alcohol usually has
a more powerful effect on women. Here are some facts and stats to prove this point.Approximately
5.3 million women engage in risky drinking behavior.Pound for pound, women’s bodies
contain less water than men’s do.Women’s bodies also contain less dehydrogenase (a
stomach enzyme that helps break down alcohol).This results in a higher concentration of alcohol
in the body than would occur in a man who drank the same amount.On average, a woman’s
BAC will be 30 percent higher than a man’s after just one drink.Women who are heavy drinkers
are more likely to become victims of sexual assault.Women who drink are more likely than
men to develop alcohol-related liver disease, breast cancer and heart disease.Finally, pregnant
women who drink put their unborn child at risk for developing fetal alcohol syndrome.
That’s all we have for you today. Once again, I’m Elora Murray with the Miramar News Network.
Thanks for joining us.