Because of science. And mom always said life wasn’t fair.
Top 3 reasons why the guidelines are different for women and men:
- On average, women weigh less than men, and smaller people reach higher blood-alcohol levels than larger people.
- Kilogram for kilogram, women have less water in their bodies than men do – even if a woman and a man of the same weight drink an equal amount of alcohol, the woman’s blood-alcohol concentration will be higher.
- Women have less alcohol-metabolizing enzymes and digest alcohol in their stomach differently than men.