Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Sobriety Tests: Why you’ll Fail; Why you’ll Need a Tacoma DUI Lawyer
A few factors, however, affect how long alcohol lingers in the body. Gender is one. As women have less water in their bodies (49%) than men (58%), as well as less overall body fat, studies have shown that alcohol is sustained and lingers longer in a woman’s body. Another factor is body size and weight. Quite simply, the larger and heavier the person, the greater the body’s tolerance for alcohol. This is because the heavier a person is, the more water he has in his body to quickly dilute the effects of alcohol. Age is also a contributor, as younger people, specifically the 20-30 year-olds, have greater tolerance for alcohol. This is due to their faster metabolism, enabling them to sober up more quickly.