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Even Moderate Drinking Puts Many Older Adults at Risk
Date:4/28/2010

l into older adulthood were at risk of harm from drinking," lead study author Andrew Barnes, a researcher in the UCLA School of Public Health's department of health services, and colleagues wrote.

"Physicians may be less aware of other alcohol-related risk factors common among the elderly (e.g., interactions with select medications and comorbidities) than the risks associated with heavy drinking," they concluded.

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The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about aging and alcohol.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of California, Los Angeles, news release, April 2010


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