Binge drinking teenagers ‘damaging brain development’

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Binge drinking teenagers ‘damaging brain development’

US study points to genetic changes making teenagers more prone to alcoholism and anxiety in later life.

Teenagers who binge drink could be damaging the development of their brains, making them more prone to psychiatric disorders including alcoholism in later life, new US research suggests.

Lab tests found that rats exposed to intermittent doses of doses of alcohol during the adolescent phase of their development were more likely to display symptoms like anxiety in later life.

Read more at: The Telegraph

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