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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
(Score: 5, Informative) by c0lo on Sunday November 05 2017, @01:40PM (1 child)
There's nothing in fascism against alcohol consumption.
By contrast, there's a lot of history of killjoy-ing** [historylearningsite.co.uk] in puritanism. Given the ... ummm... basket of deplorables++ [newengland.com] that founded USofA, no wonder you are where you are.
(Score: 4, Interesting) by Whoever on Sunday November 05 2017, @05:00PM
He is using the term "fascist" in the loose meaning.
But, yeah, the USA's Puritan history has much to do with some of its more restrictive tendencies.