One in four drinkers increased their alcohol consumption during coronavirus ...

One in four drinkers increased their alcohol consumption during coronavirus lockdown... with young middle-class women most likely to turn to booze to cope, study suggests University College London surveyed 30,000 people during the first lockdown Research suggests that women may be more vulnerable to lockdown anxieties Quarter of all drinkers increased their alcohol intake in first lockdown last spring 

By Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:00 GMT, 14 January 2021 | Updated: 00:06 GMT, 14 January 2021

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Young middle-class women are the most likely to turn to drink to cope with lockdown, a study says.

A quarter of all drinkers increased their alcohol intake after stay-at-home rules were imposed last spring.

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Most of these were younger educated women on above-average salaries.

Research from University College London found young middle-class educated women are most likely to turn to drink to cope with lockdown according to a survey conducted last spring

Research from University College London found young middle-class educated women are most likely to turn to drink to cope with lockdown according to a survey conducted last spring

Researchers suggest women may be more vulnerable to lockdown anxieties over money and jobs, and may also face an added burden of looking after children and home schooling.

The University College London survey of 30,000 people, taken during the first fortnight of the first lockdown, follows widespread concern that boredom, loneliness,

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