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Alcohol less harmful for women than for men

Jan 31st 2014 at 8:22 PM

Alcohol less harmful for women than for men

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One of the largest studies on alcohol consumption in men and women of middle age shows that heavy drinking is most harmful to men. Memory and speed of thought hold up better with women.

Alcohol less harmful for women than for men

The research, the results of which appear in the journal Neurology, was carried out at 5054 men and 2099 women with an age between 44 and 69 years of age. It shows that the harmful effects of alcohol are worse in men than in women.

The decade-long study, the subjects were examined three times. Include the deterioration of memory and executive functions of the brain (such as the speed of thought) attributable to excessive alcohol consumption were tested that.

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Male abstainers or moderate drinkers were found to books. No cognitive decline Men who daily 36 grams (about 0.03 liters) or more of alcohol drunk for ten years, had the most problems with memory and thinking were less likely than those who oppose less alcohol.

In comparison, a classic whiskey is about 0.04 liters, but has "only" 0,017 liters of pure alcohol. The heavy drinkers as defined in this study so drunk every day for at least two glasses of liquor or the equivalent in wine (0.2 liters) of beer (0.7 liters)




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