Jul 14

How Does Alcohol Affect Aging?

By MD for Seniors

Alcohol has a stronger effect on your body now than it once did.

When you were a young adult, drinking alcohol in excess usually caused a hangover, and that’s it. But overtime, too much alcohol can affect the aging process and could lead to serious health concerns for older adults. Having a casual alcoholic drink at the family get-together is fine, but going overboard can be harmful to your health.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism strongly suggests adults aged 65 and older who live healthy lifestyles have at most seven drinks per week, and no more than …read more

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