Dr. Ruderman: Binge drinking affects 1 in 10 older adults
(KUSI) – Binge drinking affects more than one-tenth of older adults in the United States, according to new research.
Binge drinking can be harmful for older people because it increases the risk of injuries and falls and the chances of developing chronic health problems.
The new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study analyzed recent national survey data on alcohol use.
The analysis estimates that 10.6% of adults in the U.S. who are 65 years of age and older are “current binge drinkers.”