Minimum alcohol price 'could save 5,000 older people's lives a year'
Denis CampbellThe lives of 5,000 older English people who drink too much could be saved each year if the government sets its promised minimum price for alcohol at 50p a unit, new research suggests.
Academics at Sheffield University produced the estimate for next Monday's edition of the BBC's Panorama programme, which highlights the growing problem of over-65s drinking dangerously.
Around 1.4 million people over 65 are believed to be risking their health by drinking excessively. The number of over-65s admitted to hospital in England has risen by 62% in five years and more pensioners than 16- to 24-year-olds are kept in because of alcohol-related injuries and illnesses.
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"Minimum alcohol price 'could save 5,000 older people's lives a year'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/minimum-alcohol-price-could-save-5-000-older-people-s-lives-a-year-