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Alcohol Use and Menopause

During the perimenopausal and postmenopausal years, heavy alcohol use can affect your long-term health. Limit your alcohol intake to 1 drink per day . For a woman, 7 standard drinks a week or more than 3 drinks in a day is considered heavy alcohol use.1 Drinking too much alcohol:

Citations

  1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2005). Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide (NIH Publication No. 07-3769). Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health. Also available online: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Practitioner/cliniciansGuide2005/clinicians_guide.htm.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Last Revised May 4, 2010

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Last Updated: May 04, 2010
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