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Drinking Wine As We Age
Red wine has long been thought and found to have health benefits, but as we age is it still beneficial? Older adults have less water in their bodies, so the alcohol they drink does not dilute at the same rate as when they were younger. With more alcohol circulating in the blood, older adults are more likely to feel the effects of alcohol quicker. Additionally, as we age our metabolism slows down, so alcohol effects last longer.
So I Can Still Drink Wine?
It depends. There are benefits, but there are also risks. Speak to your doctor. Letting your doctor know how much you are drinking and what you are drinking will help them to effectively determine if there are risks. Yes, they will counsel on the potential hazards of alcohol and medication, and that’s to ensure safety. If you feel like you may be having a problem with the effects of drinking or are drinking too much, talk to your doctor. They can guide you as to the next steps.