A Glasgow study published in the journal of Alcohol & Alcoholism has suggested that higher achieving women are drinking more than women from lower socio economic groups. The study suggests a growing number of women from affluent backgrounds are risking their health by drinking dangerous amounts.
Among middle class women wine was found to be the most popular form of alcohol.
The study which was based on interviews with 2,000 men & women in the west of Scotland also found that working-class men outdrank professional men.
Alcohol and Alcoholism is the official journal of the Medical Council on Alcohol