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Old 08-01-2006, 02:26 PM
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Younger women naturally produce less of the gastric enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, which breaks down ethanol in the stomach. As a result, after consuming comparable amounts of alcohol, women under 50 have higher blood alcohol content than men of the same age, even with allowance for size differences.
Sex Differences in Response to Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs