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Morning, noon, night: Here is why we now drink more booze

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  • The findings also suggest that between 2019 and 2020, women increased their heavy drinking days by 41 per cent.
  • Covid-19 has forced millions of women across the globe to stay indoors for lengthy periods, while many others are constantly worried about their health, and job security.   

For nearly a century, women have been closing the gender gap in alcohol consumption, binge drinking and alcohol use disorder. And during the Covid-19 pandemic, their alcohol drinking rates seem to have risen significantly. An analysis of several dozen studies released this year by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests that what was previously perceived to be a 3:1 ratio for risky drinking habits for men to women has reduced to 1:1 globally.

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