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Is it safe for people over 65 to drink alcohol?

Is it safe for people over 65 to drink alcohol?

Regular drinking can bring significant health concerns, which can only add to the health problems that the elderly might already have. Yet, despite the risks, research indicates that 40% of adults over the age of 65 drink alcohol on a regular basis.

How many healthy years does a 60 year old man have?

In an article for The Conversation, professor Jeyaraj Vadiveloo says that according to the research team’s estimate, a 60-year-old man who eats right, sleeps well, and stays within a healthy weight range could have 13 more years of healthy living than a 60-year-old man with less-healthy habits.

How much alcohol should a man drink in a day?

In England, the government advises men not to drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol each day. For women the suggested limit is 2-3 units. In the United States, guidelines state one drink per day for women should be safe and two drinks per day for men.

Do you think you have a drinking problem?

But not all daily drinkers have a drinking problem, and not all problem drinkers drink daily. Even if it’s been 30 years since you felt tipsy, you could be one of the 17.6 million Americans with alcohol dependence. This can manifest as a preoccupation with drinking, changing plans to facilitate it or concealment of habits.

Regular drinking can bring significant health concerns, which can only add to the health problems that the elderly might already have. Yet, despite the risks, research indicates that 40% of adults over the age of 65 drink alcohol on a regular basis.

What happens to older adults when they drink alcohol?

Older adults are more likely to have other conditions made worse with alcohol consumption – Health conditions more common in seniors can be made worse with alcohol use. Seniors are also more likely to be using medications that should not be mixed with alcohol.

In England, the government advises men not to drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol each day. For women the suggested limit is 2-3 units. In the United States, guidelines state one drink per day for women should be safe and two drinks per day for men.

In an article for The Conversation, professor Jeyaraj Vadiveloo says that according to the research team’s estimate, a 60-year-old man who eats right, sleeps well, and stays within a healthy weight range could have 13 more years of healthy living than a 60-year-old man with less-healthy habits.