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Alcohol use, socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity in older people
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    I read with interest, the paper on alcohol use, socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity in older people [1]. The study found that 21.4% of people aged 65 and over from an inner-city population, drank above "safe limits" (men <21 units; women <14 units [2]), yet the study found no association between unsafe drinking and a range of illnesses including hypertension, respiratory disease, heart disease, chronic kidney,...

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