Alcohol can affect men and women in different ways. Because of this, women who are heavy drinkers are at greater risk of liver disease than men. 
A single drink briefly raises the alcohol concentration in a woman's bleed to a higher level than in a man's blood. This is partly because a deference in the amount of enzymes in the stomach lining causes women to absorb more rapidly a greater proportion of the alcohol from a drink than men; because women are generally smaller than men; and because women have a higher proportion of fat in their body weight-fat tissue does not absorb alcohol.


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