Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 9th, 2005
Women appear to be more vulnerable to chronic drinking than men are. Yet few studies have looked at gender differences in alcohol's effects on the brain. A study in the May 2005 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research addresses this gap in research, using computed tomography (CT) to examine brain atrophy in the brains of alcoholic men and women.
The findings support and build upon a prior hypothesis that women develop alcohol-related brain damage more readily than men.
"Studies using brain-imaging techniques...
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