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Is it safe to drink alcohol later in life?

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January 22nd, 2015
woman buying wine
woman buying wine

According to the American Geriatrics Society, about half of seniors drink alcohol. For many people, cocktails are harmless, but for at least 15% of seniors, drinking alcohol is risky for their health and they may not be aware of it. 

“As you get older, your metabolism becomes less efficient,” says Dr. Myla Carpenter, medical director at



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