People over 65 can now drink safely every day according to new guidelines

Public Health England has today launched a new campaign urging people between the ages of 45 and 65 to have regular ‘drink-free’ days. Doctors say the benefits include improved sleep, help with weight loss and a reduced risk of high blood pressure.

However, as Spoofflé’s Health Correspondent Dr Cresida Thompson-Bone spotted, the guidelines do not apply to those aged over 65.

‘This really is terrific news for senior folk and is long overdue,’ said Cresida. ‘The guidelines are very specific about the age group cut-off at 65 and they finally signal an acceptance that retired people can be trusted to drink sensibly every day and all day, if they wish.’