When it comes to drinking, the ladies are catching up to the Men.
Not sure it’s a contest you really want to win but according to a new study; Ladies are catching up to the Men’s Boozing habits, across the Globe, especially with youth.
In the past some studies suggested that alcohol use and alcohol-related problems were up to 12 times more common in men than women.
In this new study, researchers looked at more than 4 million people living in countries around the world, who were born as long ago as 1891 and as recently as the year 2000.
The results showed that men born between 1891 and 1910 were 2.2 times more likely to consume alcohol than women born in that time period.
But among men and women born between 1991 and 2000, the rates of alcohol consumption were nearly equal, with men just 1.1 times more likely to consume alcohol than women.
Men and women have also become more similar in their rates of problematic alcohol use (such as binge drinking) and their rates of experiencing harm from alcohol (such as alcohol dependence).
The gap is closing.