Alcohol Consumption Among Women On The Rise, Study Finds

HealthDay (11/25, Preidt) reported that new research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that reported alcohol consumption in the previous 30 days among women rose from about “45 percent to more than 48 percent, while it fell among men, from slightly more than 57 percent to just over 56 percent.” The investigators analyzed data from 2002 to 2012 and found that “the average number of drinking days in the past month also increased among women, from 6.8 to 7.3 days, but fell among men, from 9.9 to 9.5 days.” The findings were published online Nov. 23 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

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— “Women starting to match men’s drinking habits,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay via CBS News, November 25, 2015.

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