Concern over women’s drink habit
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Middle aged women are becoming increasingly concerned by their generations drinking habits.
A poll conducted by Woman and Home, discovered that of women aged 40 and over, 94% think their contemporaries are drinking more than their mothers did at the same age, and are becoming worried about the health risks associated with excessive drinking.
The pitfalls of drinking have become so rife in the last 10 years that 27% of women in the poll admitted that they have needed to warn boozy pals about their alcohol intake in recent years.
6% of women have even admitted to skiving off work due to the dreaded hangover…naughty!
Women just can’t escape bad press when it comes to drinking, despite the fact that on average they drink far less than men.
The problem is that drinking a little for women, results in the same health issues as it does for men. Drinking can not only lead to liver disease, hepatitis, brain disease, and cancer, but it’s also been shown to increase the chances of heart rhythm problems in older women.
When all you fancy is relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening however, there is no need to feel like the bad one of the pack. You’re just the same as 46% of the women who answered the survey!
And on the other hand, plenty of research actually shows that alcohol consumption may actually have some benefits for the older woman as well.
According to Cancer Research UK, women who are passed the menopause have the advantage when it comes to drinking, as it actually decreases your chances of heart disease. (Just so long as your drinking isn’t too excessive though!)
Are you concerned with the drinking habits of this generation?
By Chloe Pew Latter