Posted by aceprone
Not to downplay your statement, but are you a doctor?
I will be in about a year.
Posted by aceprone
Because you can't say "IMO," if you don't know about a women's body structure. No disrespect. Because I'm not assuming that it is easier for a women to get drunk then a man. That's just the truth.
Because even if you compare a man and a women of the same body type, the man is going to carry more muscle mass, which means he is storing more water then the women of the same height and weight.
Please read my post again. A man and a women of equal weight and body fat % will have about the same amount of muscle mass. That is pure physics and chemistry. There is no evidence that I am aware of that men have a higher % of water in the body than women given the criteria I mentioned above. Body type is a general term that doesn't accurately describe the criteria that you need to make the statements you are making.
Your statements about looking at blood alcohol levels are not necessarily true. Sure, overall body mass does play a part in how easily you get drunk. But there are other factors that play a role in getting drunk too.
First, the overall expression of ethanol dehydrogenase (aka ADH, but not to be mistaken for anti-diuretic hormone) in your body. This enzyme oxidizes alcohol into aldehydes and acetates. Different people have different expression levels ADH and will therefore respond to various degrees to alcohol intake
Second, the bulk of alcohol that is consumed is in your blood and brain, not your muscle and fat. This is why I explicitly said that a female of equal weight and fat % should have roughly the same about of blood volume as a man.
Third, the manner in which you consume the alcohol also determines how fast you get drunk. Drinking alcohol with juice has a much slower absorption rate than drinking with water.
A personal anecdote:
My wife is about 110 lbs and she can drink more alcohol than her father, mother and two sisters combined.
Therefore I think your drinking analogy is vastly oversimplified.
Oh and I know womens' body structures just fine thank you.