Middle aged women drinking more than in their teens

Middle aged women drinking more than in their teens

A joint survey by the British Liver Trust and Prima magazine has found that more than one in three women aged over 35 drinks more than they did in their teens, reported telegraph.co.uk. Since 1991 the number of women between the ages of 35 and 54 dying from alcohol-related causes, including alcoholic liver disease, has more than doubled.

In the wake of increase in deaths from liver disease, the survey was conducted that found that the women's favourite alcoholic drink was wine yet two thirds did not know how many units were in a glass. As per the guidelines, women should drink no more than two to three units of alcohol a day and have two alcohol-free days a week.  A large 250 ml glass of wine can contain three units of alcohol depending on the strength.

Alison Rogers, chief executive of the British Liver Trust, said: “This survey quantified what the unit awareness is staggeringly low among this key age group and one in ten of respondents do not give their liver a day off from alcohol.”

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