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Women now drink almost as much as men, according to global survey

Research we’re watching Throughout the 20th century, alcohol use and overuse was considered to be primarily a male issue. But that gender gap is closing, according to a survey conducted by public health researchers from Australia and the United States. The team analyzed 68 studies conducted worldwide over the last century, organizing the data into three categories—alcohol consumption, problem drinking, and alcohol-related harm. They found that among people born in the early…

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