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Alcohol may be less harmful for people over 50

Alcohol may be less harmful for people over 50

  • September 13, 2019
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People over 50 who are healthy, active, sociable and highly educated are at more risk of harmful drinking than their less well-off peers, according to research. A study of more than 9,000 people has concluded that drinking among the over-50s is a hidden “middle class” phenomenon, which should be targeted with explicit age-specific guidelines on consumption.

” Excessive drinking accelerates some of the aging process in the brain.​”

A recently undertaken study suggests alcohol consumption may have a different impact on your health depending on your age. When it comes to people over the age of 50, these findings suggest the impact of alcohol may be less serious than previously thought.

Heavy drinking is normally linked to serious health risks including cancers, circulatory disease, liver issues and damage to the neurological system which does, of course, include the brain. Moderate drinking may even have some positive health benefits as seen in many Mediterranean countries where doctors recommend a certain amount of alcohol as part of the daily diet.

In Conclusion

Excess alcohol consumption is still a problem in the UK and elsewhere. It can lead to early death or have other serious health problems. As you age, you are likely to cut back and start to drink less.

Also, you may change what you drink. Cutting down on spirits and beer consumption will lead to weight loss. With weight loss comes fewer associated health risks. When you factor in the health benefits of a glass of red wine per day, you may find drinking in moderation over the age of 50 will have some health benefits.

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