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Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Webinar: The Impact of Alcohol on Women's Health

Register:  https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1176559&tp_key=f7013a501b

Presenters: 

  • Kaylin Klie, MD, MA, Addiction Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado
  • Alison Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief of Division of Geriatrics, UC San Diego Health

Alcohol use impacts women differently than men due to physiological differences such as lower body weight and having lower levels of alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes in the stomach that help eliminate alcohol. Consuming more than one drink per day places women at risk for health concerns such as heart disease, breast cancer, and, for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. For some women, no alcohol use is recommended. ...