More pensioners are risking their health by drinking too much, usually in their homes.

According to Alcohol Concern a worrying and increasing number regularly exceed the government guidelines of around two pints of beer a day for men and a medium sized glass of wine a day for women, with two or three non-alcohol days a week.

Pensioners commonly “under-report” their alcohol consumption to researchers (lie about it). However some recent surveys have compared claimed consumption levels with study of the number of empty bottles and cans in recycling bins.

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