Middle-aged people need & # 39; drink-free & # 39; have days, ask campaigners

Middle-aged drinkers are encouraged to have more alcohol-free days as part of a new health promotion.

Public health England said that those between 45 and 65 years earlier would exceed the recommended 14 units of alcohol per week.

According to the Health Survey for England published last December, respondents aged 45-54 consume on average 17 units in seven days, while those aged 55-64 consume an average of 19.5 units.

It is expected that 63,000 people will be able to die from alcohol-related disorders in the next five years (stock image)

Duncan Selbie, chief executive at Public Health England, said: "Many of us enjoy a drink – but if it's a few times a week in the pub after work, a few beers on the couch watching football or the regular wine with our dinner – it is all too easy to let our drink crawl on us.

"Setting yourself up for more alcohol-free days every week is a simple way to reduce drinking and reduce the risks to your health."

He told the Times: "Our best proof is that you try to make it two consecutive days (from alcohol) if you can.

"It is not a target, it is not to go mad on the other five days, it is a feasible way to think about how you can manage your drink level."

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A survey of nearly 9000 adults from YouGov suggested that people would reduce alcohol consumption more than to improve their diet, exercise more or smoke less.

The Drink Free Days campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of health problems associated with alcohol consumption and has developed an app development to provide people & # 39; practical daily support & # 39; to stick to their free days of drinking.

Drinkaware chief executive Elaine Hindal said: "An increasing number of people, especially middle-aged drinkers, drink in ways that place them at risk of severe and potentially life-limiting conditions such as heart disease, liver disease and some types of cancer."

The leadership of no more than 14 alcohol units per week comes from the British chief physician – with a unit corresponding to a single dose of liquor or a half liter average strength lower, and a glass with an average strength of 175 ml corresponding to two units .

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