Britain May Be About to Experience A Sudden Epidemic of Problem Drinking among Old People

A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists proposes that the recommended daily limit of alcohol should be 1.5 units for people aged 65 and over. The authors of a paper in Age and Aging (2013, doi:10.1093/aging/aft039) point out that this means more than three million senior Britons could become alcohol abusers overnight. Advertisements

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