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Subject Major alcohol study's claim that drinking is good for older people is disputed.
Date August 2, 2022 7:59 AM
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** Major alcohol study's claim that drinking is good for older people is disputed

New research suggests that young people face higher health risks from alcohol consumption than older adults and should therefore avoid drinking altogether. The study, published in The Lancet, is described as the first to report alcohol risk by geographical region, age, sex and year.

A key conclusion from the study is that older adults may benefit from consuming small amounts of alcohol, but this has subsequently been contested by others as not aligning with the wider scientific evidence.

Colin Angus, a research fellow from The School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, sheds some light on how the research was conducted and why it's being contested.
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