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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday November 05 2017, @08:26AM   Printer-friendly
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Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment. For example, youth who initiate drinking before 14 years of age are four times more likely to develop psychosocial, psychiatric, and substance-use difficulties than those who begin drinking after turning 20 years of age. Little is known about how the age of alcohol-use onset influences brain development. This is the first study to assess the association between age of adolescent drinking onset and neurocognitive performance, taking into account pre-existing cognitive function.

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 05 2017, @08:47AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 05 2017, @08:47AM (#592428)

    Exhibit One: Ethanol_fueled, fueled from a very early age, and since has adopted his German grandfather's anti-semitism. And has not managed to marry. For more information, please Consult aristarchus's rejected submission, The Alt-Right's Female Problem []. Nice to know that all this will correct itself. Red Pillars, after all, have to bleed out sooner or later.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday November 05 2017, @03:12PM (1 child)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday November 05 2017, @03:12PM (#592524) Homepage

    Actually, I drank ridiculously sparingly until my 24th or so birthday. And Gramps was not an anti-Semite, or Racist, but he sure hated unions.

    • (Score: 2) by Whoever on Sunday November 05 2017, @04:43PM

      by Whoever (4524) on Sunday November 05 2017, @04:43PM (#592557) Journal

      Which supports my theory: people are more likely to abuse alcohol as adults if they were not introduced to it in a controlled social setting by their parents when young.