Middle aged, middle class drinkers at greatest health risk - Telegraph, 23rd January
"Older drinkers also drank more regularly, with 21 per cent of the over-45s having alcohol at least five days a week compared with just 6 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, confounding the stereotype of binge-drinking teenagers and students."
Older people living longer, healthier lives - Dept. for Work & Pensions, 29th January
"Older people are living longer, healthier lives than they did ten years ago, according to a report published today. Not only has life expectancy for those over 65 increased, but healthy life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy at age 65, have increased."
Or maybe the old'uns just know what's good for them better than Nanny does?