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Posted on: 15-11-14
Women have higher risk of injury than men post-drinking

When compared to men, women who consume alcohol more, even after three standard drinks are more likely to undergo more injury. The risk of injury when compared to men, women have higher chances and this includes patients from India.

The risk also increases vividly for women, that becomes twice the risk to men around 15 drinks and three times the risk to men around 30 drinks.
"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 lead author, Cheryl Cherpitel from the Alcohol Research Group (ARG) of the Public Health Institute in the US.

In this study the drinks were taken six hours before an injury. The risk of getting violence-related injury is more severe than the risk of getting other types of injuries, the study revealed.

The researchers also found that the risk of injury from violence increases more rapidly as the volume of alcohol consumed increases.The study looked at 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 SwitzerlandThe study appeared online in the scientific journal Addiction.

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