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Binge teens 'brewing up trouble' SCIENCE.

BINGE-DRINKING teenagers could be messing with their heads for good, scientists warned yesterday.

They said that youngsters boozing heavily while their frontal lobes were still developing could pay later in life.

Psychological tests conducted on 90 16 to 17-year-olds found the heavier drinkers to be more impulsive than lighter drinkers.

Dr Field, of Liverpool University, said: "These results show that cognitive changes can be seen in young people who have not been drinking for long."

Dr Matt Field told the British Association of Science Festival: "Adolescence is a critical stage in brain development and it is possible heavy drinking during this period will have severe long-term consequences."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 10, 2008
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