Too much alcohol?22nd November 2006
As alcohol consumption rises people are in denial over the amount they are drinking, says a new survey.
Experts say the results of the survey showed alcohol and binge drinking were a health timebomb and called for action now to curb excessive drinking.
The research carried out by YouGov on behalf of insurer Legal & General, found almost a third of men and a quarter of women aged 16 to 24 were binge drinkers, while students were more than twice as likely to be concerned about their drinking habits.
Just over one in 10 adults worried about the effects drinking too much was having on their health, but more worried about the effects of stress, lack of sleep or exercise.
The government is investing in public health campaigns and working with the drinks industry on a voluntary labelling scheme, but there are growing calls to increse awareness.
Campaigners have suggested raising the price of alcohol and finding ways to encourage a more continental approach of sensible drinking.
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Title: Too much alcohol?
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 1217
Date Added: 22nd Nov 2006