health paper women and alcohol

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Krista Ammons Women and Alcoholism The importance of gender-specific effects that alcohol has on the person drinking the beverage is now being looked at among researchers. Researchers have found that alcohol takes different effects on men then it does women and vise versa. Multiple factors have been researched to determine what areas are being affected differently in women than in men and the results were brutal. Along with health risks other factors are also being taken into account when looking at the affects alcohol has on women. When women drink alcohol at the same rate as men do it takes a different toll on the woman’s body. Women absorb and metabolize alcohol different then men do, thus (generally) having more alcohol in their blood then men do after drinking the same amounts. The result in having more alcohol in the blood takes a turn for the worst on the woman’s body. Women that drink on a regular basis or even occasionally over drink are
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Unformatted text preview: more prone to serious health risks than a female non-drinker such as; breast cancer, liver damage, brain damage, reproductive problems, osteoporosis, and heart disease. The research done on these factors shows that these women are more likely to die from one of these problems due to excessive alcohol use then the male drinker and the female non-drinker. Health risks are not the only risk for women who try and keep up drinks with their male partner. Although the male might be drinking the same amount right along with the woman, the alcohol has not affected him at the same pace because his body is absorbing it differently than the woman’s. Since the alcohol has not affected the male as it has the woman making her blackout he would be able to take advantage of the situation and rape the woman passed out....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course HEALTH 110 taught by Professor Atkins during the Fall '05 term at University of Tennessee.

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