I see that the "ever reliable" Orifice for Nationals Statistics (the organ that understated inflation for several years, because it "forgot" to include certain types of clothing in its stats) has come up with a statistic that is entirely meaningless (expect to Nanny).
Seemingly, if the ONS is to be believed, the death rate from alcohol is lower among the most advantaged classes (eg lawyers, busyness people etc) until they reach middle age. After that the death rates rise as this "class" grows older.
Put simply, as you grow older booze is more likely to be a possible contributory factor towards you death.
Cynics might argue that old age may also be a "contributory factor" to death as well.
One might also argue (without the aid of ONS stats) that whilst at the age of 20 downing the equivalent of 15 pints probably won't kill you in one go, doing that at the age of 70 might have a more than adverse effect.
Having said that, I well recall assisting my late father (on more than one occasion) when he was in his 70's/early 80's after he had consumed an "elegant sufficiency" of whisky (which would have debilitated a youngster). He didn't die in his late 80's of booze!
Anyhoo, whatever the reality we can be assured that Nanny will make mischief with these "findings".
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