Booze risk grows

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More older Aus­tralians are drink­ing at ‘‘risky lev­els’’ as the Baby Boomer gen­er­a­tion ages, ac­cord­ing to Aus­tralian re­searchers. Flin­ders Univer­sity re­searchers found that while the per­cent­age in­crease is small, it means an ex­tra 400 000 peo­ple over 50 are drink­ing at po­ten­tially prob­lem­atic lev­els. Be­tween 2004 and 2016, the pro­por­tion of risky drinkers in­creased from 13.4 to 13.5 per cent, and the pro­por­tion of high-risk drinkers in­creased from 2.1 to 3.1 per cent. The Flin­ders Univer­sity re­search study re­sults were pub­lished on­line yes­ter­day by the Med­i­cal Jour­nal of Aus­tralia.

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