The NIAAA also recommends having some days when you do not drink.
If you drink within these limits, you will reduce your chances of developing an alcohol use disorder and related health problems.
For nonpregnant women up to the age of 65, and for both healthy men and women over the age of 65, the recommended limits are no more than three drinks in one day AND no more than seven drinks in a week.
At the low end is abstinence, or avoidance of alcohol altogether.
Low-risk drinking is defined as drinking within the recommended limits published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), women are more vulnerable to alcohol-related organ damage, trauma and interpersonal difficulties: So, why are women more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol?
Women develop serious alcohol problems more rapidly than men, and at lower doses, a process called "telescoping." This is partially because women's bodies absorb alcohol faster than men's because of a difference in the way a key enzyme works.