Study shows marriage stops men drinking – as their wives hit the bottle instead

by Blog Burger on August 18, 2012

Marriage appears to drive women to drink but has the opposite effect on men, a study has suggested. The biggest difference in drinking levels was between men who were recently divorced and those happily married, suggesting that they turned to alcohol amid their marital break-up Photo: Alamy By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor 8:00AM BST 18 Aug 2012 Comments Far from encouraging men to patronise a local pub to escape from domestic duties, marriage actively reduces their alcohol intake, according to research being presented at the American Sociological Association today. However, the effect on women of walking down the aisle appears to be the opposite. The researchers found that… – Health News

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