Thursday, July 14, 2011

Binge Drinking Damages Young Brains, July 14, 2011

"Because the brain continues to develop into young adulthood, binge drinking can cause serious damage to the brains of adolescents and young adults in their twenties. High resolution brain scans have pinpointed exactly which areas of the brain that are damaged the most.
Binge drinking is consuming four or more drinks in one session for females, five or more for males.
A first of its kind study at the University of Cincinnati examined the brains of 29 weekend binge drinkers, aged 18 to 25, to see how alcohol may be affecting them. Previous studies have shown that alcohol can affect the white matter, but the Cincinnati study looked at the effect on the brain's grey matter." Read More

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