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Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Actually women: have more problems with alcohol than men in terms of organ damage, particularly liver and heart damage. However, there are other inherited predispositions that relate to how much damage alcohol will do any given individual. Alcohol is water soluble, and since women have (in general) more fat, alcohol is more concentrated in women, who also absorb more alcohol directly from their stomach.
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