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Smart women tend to drink more

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In a recent study, researchers have found that smart women tend to drink more than their lesser smart counter parts. According to www.telegraph.co.uk, women who have university degrees are twice as likely to become binge drinkers than others. Interestingly, these women are also more vocal about their drinking problems. The study has also revealed similar connection between men and educational achievements; however, the correlation is not as strong as it is in women.

The study was conducted by the researchers from the London School of Economics where the team of researchers studied the lifestyle of about a thousand men and women, all in their late 30s, born in the UK in the same week during the year 1970.

As per www.dailybrisk.com, women who had some level of educational qualification were 71 percent more at risk to drink on routinely basis than women who had no educational attainment at all. In addition, those with degree level education had 86 percent increased chances of becoming binge drinkers.

“Reasons for the positive association of education and drinking behaviours may include: a more intensive social life that encourages alcohol intake; a greater engagement into traditionally male spheres of life, a greater social acceptability of alcohol use and abuse; more exposure to alcohol use during formative years; and greater postponement of childbearing and its responsibilities among the better educated,” explained the report.

Celebrities who have battled addictions to alcohol include Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Joaquin Phoenix and Johnny Depp.

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