Monday, January 3, 2011

Binge drinking ''ups future depression risk in teens'' (Washington, D.C.) January 2, 2011

"Researchers have warned that binge-drinking teenagers are more likely to have mood disorders such as anxiety and depression in adulthood.
Researchers at the Loyola University Health System have found that exposing adolescent rats to binge amounts of alcohol permanently altered the system that produces hormones in response to stress.
This disruption in stress hormones 'might lead to behavioral and/or mood disorders in adulthood,' researchers reported." Read More

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