The risk of breast cancer increases for even moderate drinkers. The link between breast cancer and alcohol has been found in females who drink as little as one alcoholic beverage a day.
Intoxication occurs quicker in women than men.
Researchers found that women who drink heavily are more likely to suffer from depression.
Women are more likely to die from cirrhosis of the liver than men. Alcohol causes alcoholic hepatitis that destroys the liver.
Heavy alcohol use can change the physical size of the brain and its chemistry. Women are more likely than men to suffer from brain damage because of heavy alcohol use.
Women are more likely to suffer from heart disease caused by heavy drinking.
Since women are more quickly affected by alcohol then men, they risk impaired driving after as little as one drink.