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Teen drinking damages the brain

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 by Louis Gambeski

Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage

 

January 25, 2010

For teenagers, the effects of a drunken night out may linger long after the hangover wears off.

A recent study led by neuroscientist Susan Tapert of the University of California, San Diego compared the brain scans of teens who drink heavily with the scans of teens who don't.

Tapert's team found damaged nerve tissue in the brains of the teens who drank. The researchers believe this damage negatively affects attention span in boys, and girls' ability to comprehend and interpret visual information. READ MORE

Click Here to hear neuroscientist Susan Tapert of the University of California, San Diego radio interview.

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