Binge drinking among the over 50s could be fuelling a rise in violence within that age group, new research has suggested.
That third pint is what turns the Missus black and blue:
Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk.
In the UK, binge drinking is drinking more than:
8 units of alcohol in a single session for men
6 units of alcohol in a single session for women
6 units is 2 pints of 5% strength beer or 2 large (250ml) glasses of 12% wine
It really is that third pint.
One of the things that does confuse here is why newspapers aren’t laughing this all out of court. Three pints used to be what journalists referred to as breakfast.