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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday November 05 2017, @08:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the no-more-beer-in-the-baby's-bottle dept.

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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.

AND see also: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.13503

Source: http://www.newswise.com/articles/early-age-of-drinking-leads-to-neurocognitive-and-neuropsychological-damage


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  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 05 2017, @12:04PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 05 2017, @12:04PM (#592479)

    dude, defend your vices much?
    want to make them seem like virtues much?
    paranoid much?

    i think you had too much of the cool-aid back in the day. are you going to argue that american kids should have hunting knives and live ammo now? because what, jews?

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  • (Score: 2) by t-3 on Monday November 06 2017, @02:03AM

    by t-3 (4907) on Monday November 06 2017, @02:03AM (#592764)

    What's wrong with hunting knives and ammo? If you take your kids hunting, they probably would have some. Learning how to kill and process your own meat is an experience more people should have.