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BBC NEWS | Health | Over-30s 'ignore alcohol advice'
A survey by YouGov found almost half of 30 to 50-year-olds confessed to drinking too much at times and had not learned to stick to their limits.

The poll was commissioned as part of a government campaign to encourage responsible drinking over Christmas.

Professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, said: "People over 30 should be aware that their body is less likely to cope with the after-effects of alcohol, think carefully about the weekly amount they are drinking and stick to the safe limits so as to avoid alcohol-related disease."

Dr Sarah Jarvis, a GP, said that it was important for the over-30s to limit their alcoholic intake over the Christmas period. "To help you stick to your limits, you might want to try agreeing a limit with a friend, following one alcoholic drink with a soft drink, or taking time out from drinking for another activity."

Oh yes, when you are young you can pop out from the pub for a quick kneetrembler and a dodgy roll-up round the back, us old farts are left inside sipping our pints of mild...

But maybe, just maybe, this shows that older people have learnt to ignore the made up advice of the experts as they try and create new ways to control the herd. Just don't get DK started again on how Nanny just made up the rules.

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A survey by YouGov found almost half of 30 to 50-year-olds confessed to drinking too much at times and had not learned to stick to their limits.

I thought confession indicated a crime. Is drinking too much a crime now?

This is actually very true, I heard the lies so much now that I don't believe a word they say. I even started smoking cigars, now that I'm in my 40's, just as an affront to these a**holes. And I find that it's quite pleasurable and wish I had started sooner.

I also drink a nice glass on red wine every day to piss off the local nanny-staters. In fact I try to stick it to these do-gooders every chance I get.

I,m in napa for the holidays and it seems that drinking often is second nature here....strangely all seem to be in blatantly good health...cheers!

This Gilmore character crops up repeatedly in stories of this nature. He's a prod-nosed, authoritarian little medico-fascist who richly deserves a good karate chop to the Adam's Apple.

Friday today, and then six days off. I'm going to get bladdered and raise a toast to Ian bloody Gilmore.

Whoops! Too late... http://devilskitchen.me.uk/2007/12/why-wont-these-tedious-anti-booze.html

DK

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