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Female Alcohol Abuse Fast Becoming New 'Global Epidemic', Says Study

by Sheela Philomena on October 6, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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 Female Alcohol Abuse Fast Becoming New 'Global Epidemic', Says Study

The world is witnessing a 'global epidemic' in women's drinking, says pre-eminent American alcohol researcher Sharon Wilsnack, of the University of North Dakota.

Alcohol abuse is rising, and in many cases female drinkers have been found to drive that growth.

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The richer the country is directly proportional to the fewer abstainers and the smaller is the gap that is between male and female consumption, the New York Post reported.

Pre-eminent , believes that the world is witnessing a 'global epidemic' in women's drinking.

In 2011, Katherine Keyes, an assistant professor at Columbia University, reviewed 31 international studies of birth-cohort and gender differences in alcohol consumption and mortality, and found that those born after the WWII are likelier to binge drink and develop alcohol-use disorders.

Source: ANI
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