Drinking Over 50: How Much is Too Much?

Drinking Over 50

We all know that drinking too much can be harmful to our health. In the United States consuming a lot of alcohol is a leading cause of death according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that 88,000 deaths occurred every year from 2006 to 2010 due to drinking too much. While the numbers are too high there are millions of people around the world who still enjoy an occasional cocktail without any ill effects.

Researchers around the world have studied everything from what alcohol does to the body, to who is drinking what and just how much is too much. Recent research out of England indicates that people over 50 who are social, highly educated, as well as active are more at risk of harmful drinking.

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