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|Wednesday, May 06, 2009||13:17|
Responding to a Joseph Rowntree Foundation study suggesting that alcohol consumption amongst 45 to 64 year olds looking after elderly relatives has increased to an average of 9.8 units per week, which is less than an average bottle of wine, Jeremy Beadles, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said:
"There is a real risk that a proper concern about alcohol misuse by a minority is translating into an obsession about the drinking habits of millions of perfectly normal people drinking well within the Governmentís guidelines.
"Itís worth noting that this report shows that alcohol consumption by men has been falling since 2000, particularly amongst 16 to 24 year olds, yet the number of women regularly drinking excessively doubled from 1998 to 2006. Perhaps we should be using these figures to focus on those who misuse alcohol, rather than those who donít."
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