US women drank more during pandemic: study

Washington (AFP) – Alcohol consumption among women in the United States rose during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study published Tuesday.Researchers found that women drank about 5.4 days per month compared to their 2019 average of 4.6 daysWhat’s more, women drank heavily on average 0.6 days a month during the pandemic compared to 0.4 before, according to the study in JAMA Network Open.Heavy drinking was defined as five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women within a couple of hours. The authors used survey data from April-June of 2019 to establish a baseline and …

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