The consumption and abuse of alcohol is traditionally more associated with men than women, but new research shows something different.
In the early 20th century, men drank alcohol twice more often than women and have a four times greater likelihood of health problems related to alcohol.
The researchers, however, found that the difference between the sexes gradually decreased.
This difference is the smallest among young adults, especially those born after 1990.
In the analysis, the results were published in the journal BMJ Open, data on four million people born between 1891 and 2001 were included about their habits of alcohol consumption.
Alcohol, along with smoking, pollution and high pressure are one of the leading causes of disease in the world.