(FOX News) - The gender gap is closing. But not in the way you might think. According to a new study published in the medical journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,” female drinking habits are starting to keep pace with those of men.
Men still drink more, but over the past decade, more women are reporting that they drink and, of those who consume alcohol, they are drinking more often than in previous years.
“We found that over that period of time, differences in measures such as current drinking, number of drinking days per month, reaching criteria for an alcohol use disorder, and driving under the influence of alcohol in the past year, all narrowed for females and males,” said Dr. AaronWhite, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor to the director of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and lead study author said in a news release from NIH.
“Males still consume more alcohol, but the differences between men and women are diminishing.”