Something upbeat before St. Patricks
So there's some study, [link:New Scientist - Women more affected by binge drinkingby Shaoni Bhattacharya] that suggests that binge drinking may be more harful to women than men. They specifically mention cognitive abilities and especially short-term working memory. This is no conclusive study, as the researcher points out, but is an interesting link. From my own experience, women tend to be slightly more prone to binge drinking than men anyway, which could amplify the effect. That is, women are harmed more by binge drinking plus a larger fraction of women are binge drinkers, so binge drinking is much worse for women (as a group) than men.
Posted by .brian at 3/16/2005 10:37:00 AM