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10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be a Woman
7. Your budget for booze is less than mine.
I mentioned the effect of body size earlier, but it carries a benefit for women on a budget. After a hard days work, many people have a drink to relax. For a woman, a single glass of wine can do the job. A man needs a martini (or two) and a glass of wine. With smaller body size comes less body water. Additionally, the alcohol metabolizing enzyme in the stomach, ADH
, has lower activity in women than men meaning it enters the bloodstream more easily
. This “plus”, though, comes with an added minus. It means women are more susceptible than men to alcoholic liver disease and heart and brain damage.