Alcohol's cardiac effects differ by sex

Published: October, 2008

A little alcohol goes a longer way in women "" for good and bad.

Alcohol can be a boon or a bane for health. The difference lies largely in the dose "" a little is generally good, a lot is bad. But the dividing line between a little and a lot isn't set in stone and differs from person to person. It depends on many things, including sex. Women are more vulnerable than men to alcohol's long-term effects on health.

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