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If you’re over 40 and live in Britain, the chances are you like a drink. Last week, a YouGov survey found ‘Empty Nester’ mothers were at the forefront of the middle-aged drinking epidemic in Britain, with 28 per cent of women over 45 admitting they drank as much or more than their grown-up children. It’s also the older generation – those 65 and over – that are most likely to drink on five consecutive nights each week. As the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies considers the current NHS drinking guidelines, experts are urging us to spare a thought not only to the short-term effects of alcohol on our brains, but also to the damage our drinking habits are doing to our bodies as we approach middle age.