Minimize the Risk
The National Institutes of Health recommends that adults older than 65, who are healthy and do not take medications, follow these limits:
- No more than seven standard drinks per week .
- For men, no more than three drinks in a day.
- For women, recommendations are slightly lower.
Drinking more than these amounts puts you at risk of serious alcohol problems.
CAUTION: If you have a health problem or take certain medications, you may need to drink less or not at all!
Drinking alcohol can make these common health problems worse, such as diabetes, stroke, memory problems, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.