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The government is spending $42,000 to find out if women drink more during PMS

According to a grant issued by the National Institute of Health (NIH), a "historical bias towards men in the alcohol literature" has led to "a dearth of research investigating the etiological factors that take part in alcohol use in women."

So far, the NIH has spent $42,676 to "rigorously and systematically investigate" whether women drink more when they are about to menstruate, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

The grant proposes to "provide valuable insight into the understudied arena of etiological factors involved in women and alcohol use and provide training to an up-and-coming young researcher."

The study is being conducted by a graduate student at the University of Washington and is set to last through May 2017.