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Craig’s Summer Tip in Shape Magazine

David Craig, professor of chemistry, gave one of the “20 Ways to Have a Healthy Summer” in the July 2002 issue of Shape magazine. His tip was number 13: “Have fun at the beach house—just stay out of the drinking game.” Craig said, “It's not fair to women,” because even when drinking less they get drunk faster than men. He explained that women are smaller, have less water in their bodies to absorb the alcohol, and mostly lack an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme (alcohol dehydrogenase) in their stomachs. Men carry this enzyme.