Should we call time on ‘wine o’clock’?

Closer (UK) - - Inside This Issue... -

Shock­ing stats re­leased this week showed that the like­li­hood of women dy­ing from al­co­hol-re­lated prob­lems in their early 60s has risen al­most a third since the year 2000. With the death rates among mid­dle-aged women ris­ing at a higher rate than men of the same age, doc­tors have said that the pop­u­lar “wine o’clock” trend may be to blame. Drinkaware spokesper­son and clin­i­cal di­rec­tor of Pa­, Dr Sarah Jarvis, says,

“Thanks to the wine o’clock trend, I see more women drink­ing a cou­ple of glasses as a re­ward at the end of the day. A large glass tends to be three units, which adds up to 42 a week and is way over the rec­om­mended 14 units a week. In this case, women are much more likely to de­velop health prob­lems ear­lier, or al­co­holism. I rec­om­mend hav­ing at least a cou­ple of booze-free days a week.”

Closer spoke to Clare Hut­ton, 42, who suf­fers from life-threat­en­ing health prob­lems af­ter years of en­joy­ing an evening glass of wine.

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