A new study finds older women who binge drinke is steadily increasing every year.
If you drink four alcoholic beverages in two hours, that's binge drinking. Women are more vulnerable than men to alcohol’s effects, even after drinking smaller amounts.
Kelsey Seybold's Dr. Christine Le says women weigh less than men, and have less water in their bodies than men do...so alcohol can't dissolve as fast.
“Especially if women are above age 60, there is a much higher risk of car accidents, alcohol poisonings, there could be a higher risk of sexual assaults if the woman is intoxicated,” said Le. “In addition to that, there can be other medical consequences-heart attacks, strokes.”
Binge drinking can lead to liver and heart diseases, as well as make women more susceptible to sexual assaults. Heavy drinking increases cancer risk.