Date PostedMay 16, 2016

Should Men and Women have the Same Alcohol Limits

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The UK’s new alcohol guidelines have prompted some to question the guidelines of other countries.

The guidelines advise that men and women shouldn’t drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week whereas in the past men had a higher threshold than women.

It is thought that physiologically women are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol than men. Scientists believe women have a higher risk of alcohol related problems than men.

Genetics, environment, personality, motivation and a complex interplay between these elements affect the likelihood of experiencing negative effects from alcohol.

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