Sumary of Pandemic Boosted Drinking Among Americans Over 50: Poll:
- THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 — Drinking rose among older Americans during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could put their health at risk, claim researchers behind a new poll..
- said one of the pollsters, Anne Fernandez, a University of Michigan psychologist who specializes in studying alcohol use..
- More than 2,000 adults ages 50 to 80 were questioned in late January, when COVID-19 case rates were high nationwide and vaccination of older adults had just begun..
- The body’s ability to process alcohol changes with age, explained poll director Dr. Preeti Malani, a Michigan Medicine infectious disease physician also trained in geriatrics….