16/06/2023 06:04 PM | Click to read full article
Men and women differ dramatically not merely in their proclivity for alcohol misuse but also in their physiological response to alcohol. Only about 6 per cent of adult females are alcoholics or abuse alcohol on a regular basis. Yet they suffer more health consequences. Women may be more sensitive to the ethanol metabolic product acetaldehyde-induced cardiac contractile depression, which may contribute to the sex difference in alcoholic cardiomyopathy.