17 Jul '11, 8am

Binge Drinking is More Likely to Affect Teen Girls | Care2 Causes

Binge Drinking is More Likely to Affect Teen Girls | Care2 Causes

Teen girls’ brains are hit harder by binge drinking than their male peers, according to new study from the University of California, San Diego, and Stanford University. Women may be particularly vulnerable to alcohol abuse at a young age because their brains develop more quickly, although other physiological differences may also account for the study’s disturbing results. According to the BBC, “Female teenage heavy drinkers had less brain activation in several brain regions than female non-drinking teens when doing the same spatial task. [Researchers] suggested that this could cause problems when driving, playing sports involving complex moves, using a map or remembering how to get somewhere.” Other members of the study team added that binge drinking appeared to have negative impacts on concentration and “working memory.” Boys were also negatively impacted, but not nearly ...

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