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Women May Be More Affected By Alcohol Than Men

Recent studies have declared binge drinking as one of the most underrated health concerns for women in the United States. A woman that is binge drinking is consuming four or more alcoholic beverages an occasion. Many women that binge drink actually consume around six drinks per outing.

Women Should Be Cautious When Drinking

Binge drinking puts women at a disadvantage since it increases their risk for negative health benefits. Researchers have also found that women who binge drink are more likely to drive under the influence.

When women binge drink, they put themselves at risk for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Mouth and throat cancer
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease

Women that consume too much may also increase their risk for death as a result of their actions. Some of these fatalities are associated with driving while under the influence. The highest risk for binge drinking are women between the ages of 18 and 24, high school aged girls, and those with an income over $75,000. Around 23,000 women die every year as a result of drinking too much.

Knowing the effects of binge drinking on women is important and can help those that may be tempted to drive under the influence avoid the risk. Women are often less tolerant to alcohol and may feel the effects of alcohol differently than men would.

The risks posed by alcohol can affect anyone, and being arrested for driving under the influence can also happen to anyone. For California drivers of any gender, the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. is dedicated to providing the best possible service for our clients who have been accused of a DUI. If you have questions about your case, contact us today.