> Health, over 65, happy hour, dinner, and a growing alcohol abuse

Less money in your pocket, and less purchasing power. A condition that causes a part of the population of the elderly Italian to a diet harmful for the health.

A widespread phenomenon, especially in big cityà, such as Rome, Milan, where the so-called “happy hour” for a few euro releases foods full of fat, but mainly alcohol.

The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Iss) reels off alarming data. In reference to the health of the elderly, 47.4% of men and 13.3% of women between 65 and 74 years of age, exceed with the consumption of alcohol.

registers a 10% increase in the number of admissions for cirrhosis of the liver among the elderly,  in 10 years have gone by 36.4%.

in Short, the over 65 looking to save dinner with a cocktail, is “the major element”, noted Emmanuel Smart dell’ Istituto Superiore di Sanità, and the director of the Observatory

the national on alcohol.

fact, è a problem not to be underestimated also for the economic impact on the accounts of the sanità the public caused by the diseases arising from the abuse of alcohol.

7 aprile 2012

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