Harmful Drinking May Be More Common Among Healthy, Successful Middle-Aged People.

The Guardian (UK) (7/23) reports that research published in BMJ Open suggests that individuals “over 50 who are healthy, active, sociable and highly educated are at more risk of harmful drinking than their less well-off peers.”

The Telegraph (UK) (7/24) reports that “the findings are based on responses from 9,000 over 50s who took part in the English Longitudinal Survey of Ageing.” While the investigators “found that heavy drinking was no linked to feeling lonely or depressed, men who lived on their own were more likely to consume harmful amounts of alcohol.”

Related Links:

— “Harmful drinking among middle-class over-50s is a ‘hidden phenomenon’,” Haroon Siddique, The Guardian, July 23, 2015.

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