alcohol affects women differently to men..

Alcohol affects women differently than men. Why?

  • Women are generally smaller.
  • Women generally have a lower percentage of natural body water than men (due to their higher average body fat levels), so there is less fluid for the alcohol to dissolve in. This means alcohol levels are more concentrated and women are likely to feel the effects sooner.
  • Women also produce less alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), the enzyme responsible for breaking down alcohol.