Women alcoholics are more likely to face injuries after their three standard drinks compared to their men counterparts, who find alcohol hard to resist, said new research that includes participants from India.
The study says the risk of injury is same for both men and women up to three standard drinks, which usually contains 16 ml or 12.8 g of pure ethanol but the risk increases more rapidly for women, almost twice the risk than men.
“There is an increasing risk relationship between alcohol and injury, but risk is not uniform across gender, cause of injury, or country drinking pattern,” said Cheryl Cherpitel from the Alcohol Research Group (ARG) of the Public Health Institute in the US.
The study also revealed that the drinks were consumed six hours prior to injury. The risk of violence-related injury is consistently larger than other general type of injuries, the study showed. Another finding was that the nature of injury was directly proportional to the volume of alcohol consumed.
The researchers studied over 13,000 injured patients from 18 countries – Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Sweden, and Switzerland. The study was published online in the scientific journal Addiction.