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7.30.2010

Weekend Sip Tip... for the Gentlemen

7.30.2010
Since last week's post focused on women and alcohol, this week it's time for the guys. While women may feel the effects of alcohol faster, men may be prone to more negative consequences of drinking. Men are five times more likely to have a problem with alcohol abuse, are more likely to be binge drinkers and alcoholics, and also have higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women. Plus according to one study, the bigger the guy, the more likely he is to be an aggressive drinker. Scientists believe the differences may be linked to genetic and metabolic differences, but a definite conclusion has not yet been reached. So fellas, if you choose to drink, be wary of how much you consume. Check into your family history for any substance abuse, as that increases your risk of alcoholism. Pace your drinks and avoid any potentially violent or dangerous behaviors. Remember, it takes a real man to be responsible. Use good judgment as you drink and Stop@Buzzed!

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