OVER 50s TEND TO SHOW RESTRAINT WHEN IT COMES TO ALCOHOL SAYS SAGA
Responding to a report by Newcastle and Sunderland Universities on older people drinking too much, Paul Green, director of communications for Saga said:
"Whilst sensible drinking is sound advice. Nanny's don't need the nanny state telling them what to do. Our own research amongst almost 1,000 over 50s shows that they tend to drink less than 10 units of alcohol a week, much less than the recommended 14 for women and 21 for men.
Older drinkers are generally social rather than binge drinkers and when their dander is up are more likely to deliver a well-aimed epithet, than a beer bottle."