Women who smoke or drink are susceptible to the risk of early death as compared to males.
Recently scientist conducted a study and enrolled around 380.000 volunteers aged 40 years and above.
The scientists said that women who consumed alcohol heavily faced health hazards and risk of death more prominently than males.
They were followed for a span of 11 years and the experts noticed that around 26,411 volunteers died during the study. The study was carried on by the French scientist and was published in the journal of Bulletin epidemiologique hebdomadaire(BEH).
Keeping in mind the risk scale, non-smokers were kept at level’1’ and the risk of death was about 1.38 for an average male smoker of 15 cigarettes a day and it rose to 1.86 for those people who smoked about 16-26 cigarettes a day. The risk was about 2.44 for people who smoked more.
Among females the risk was 1.32, 2.04 and 2.44 respectively keeping in view the fact that they smoked same number of cigarettes.
As far as consuming alcohol was concerned, men who drank ‘almost 30 grams of alcohol per day, the risk scale was 2.38 compared to those who never drank and whose alcohol level never exceeded 5 gms per day’.
The experts advocated, “Women who consume excessive amounts of alcohol have a significantly higher risk from tobacco use than those who consume little or no alcohol.”
However the exact reason for the difference between men and women health risk was not clarified in the research. The study highlighted the fact that rate of mortality in smokers was 1.5 times higher than in non-smokers.