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[BBC News Online] , Hughes, Dominic People over 65 should drink less, a report says. (22 Jun 2011)

URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13863196

Recommended safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut, according to a report.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says people over 65 should drink a maximum of only 1.5 units of alcohol a day. That is the equivalent of just over about half a pint of beer or a small glass of wine.

The report says older drinkers are less able to process alcohol and the drink might also interact with medication they may be taking for other ailments.....

 

Item Type:News
Source:BBC News Online
Date:22 June 2011
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T Demographic characteristics > Elderly / Older person
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
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