Baby boomers are binge-drinking more and more

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.12.13
Baby boomers are binge-drinking more and more
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Data stretching from 2005 to 2014 shows a 19% increase in the number of over-50-year-olds drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in one sitting. And it is more common among women. According to a new research by New York University older adults have particular vulnerabilities to alcohol due to physiological changes during aging. This population is particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of alcohol as it can impact chronic disease management or increase the risk of injury. In addition, the increase in binge drinking among older women is particularly alarming because since age it brings a whole catalog of health problems - from mobility issues to medication use. Researchers insist more studies need to be done on baby boomers. As few studies focus on binge-drinking among older people, focusing instead on teenagers and young adults.

Published in Alcoholism.
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