20/12/2007

Older People 'Ignore Their Drinking Limits'

Older people are worse than younger people at sticking to their drinking limits, according to a new survey.

The Know Your Limits survey by YouGov found that 44% of 30 to 50-year-olds admitted to drinking too much at times, compared to 40% of 18 - 29-year-olds.

One in three in the older age group said that drinking too much had ruined at least one night out for them in the past year, while 49% admitted that excessive drinking had left with a hangover which left them unable to function properly the next day.

Dr Sarah Jarvis said: "You often hear people saying they feel worse after drinking the older they get - as you age, the body isn't as good at dealing with alcohol."

(KMcA)


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