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Guess Who Is Starting To Drink More Alcohol These Days: Men Or Women?

Are you a lady who's all about the booze? You're not alone, according to a new study.

A survey looking at US drinking habits between 2002 and 2012 found the habits of men and women are a lot more similar now than they were in the early 2000s.

Although guys still consume more alcohol overall, the percentage of women who reported consuming alcohol in the past 30 days increased from 45 to 48 percent, while for men that number went from 57.4 percent to 56 percent.

Among those drinkers, women now consume alcohol more frequently. In 2002, they drank an average of 6.8 days per month. In 2012, that number was up to 7.3 days.

The number of days men drink per month is still pretty similar, but it decreased from 9.9 to 9.5 percent.

We certainly admire what a great time women have been having over the past decade or so, but let's not forget how many calories you consume on a night of heavy drinking, not to mention the detrimental effects excessive alcohol intake has on the brain, heart and liver.

And then there's the danger of the “beer belly,” which is more deadly than being overweight or obese.

Well, that took a dark turn.

Keep enjoying your alcohol, ladies! Just do so in moderation.

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Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...
Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...

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