Drinks in the the sunset years: Why the Queen has to start skipping her favorite martini

“The Queen has been told [by her doctors] to give up her evening drink which is usually a martini,” a family friend of the royal family told Vanity Fair. “It’s not really a big deal for her, she is not a big drinker but it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she’s having to give up one of very few pleasures.”

Because of the natural changes the body goes through as we age and the slower way we metabolize alcohol as we get older, drinking can have serious health consequences in older adults, according to multiple reports.

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