On 30 August 2017 the ONS released avoidable mortality data. The data suggests that many people from all socio-economic backgrounds can benefit from drinking a little less alcohol. Read our response from our Director of Research at Drinkaware.

Dr John Larsen Drinkaware Director of Evidence & Impact said: 

“Cardiovascular disease kills thousands and affects millions of people across the country, whether they are affluent or living in areas of economic disadvantage.  We know there is a link between frequent high levels of alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease and we also know that the over 50s are consuming more alcohol than younger generations.

"Today’s statistics on avoidable mortality rates from the ONS suggest that many people from all socio-economic backgrounds can benefit from drinking a little less alcohol, but especially the over 50s who are more likely to be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

“Drinkaware exists to help people make better choices about their drinking and are encouraging people to be open to the idea of cutting back by just one or two drinks every time they drink. Having a little less can have a huge impact on people’s heart health.”

 

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If you want to find out more about how you can cut down on your alcohol consumption visit www.drinkaware.co.uk/little-less/ and try the DrinkCompare calculator.