Baby boomers and booze: We should be worried about how older Australians are drinking

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Abstract

Alcohol research has traditionally focused on younger age groups; consumption patterns and predictors for older people have received only limited attention. However, the number of older Australians has increased substantially in recent years, accompanied by unprecedented changes in their alcohol consumption patterns. Older people are vulnerable to a range of alcohol‐related adverse effects, including falls and other injuries, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health problems, obesity, liver disease, and early onset dementia and other brain injury.1-3 These vulnerabilities are a cause for clinical concern.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-39
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume210
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol-related disorders
  • older Australians
  • Baby Boomers

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