Americans over age 60 are drinking more than they were 20 years ago. A study published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found that regular consumption among older populations is on the rise, reports CNN.
Trends in the binge-drinking category—consuming five or more drinks in a single day in the past year—also increased among older people. From 1997 to 2014, binge drinking in men rose from 19.9 percent to 22.5 percent. Instances were much less frequent in women but had a similar upward trend, with 4.9 percent of older women reportedly binge drinking in 1997 and 7.5 percent in 2013.