Study Finds Teen Girls More Affected By Binge Drinking Than Boys

A study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford University found that teenaged girls who binge-drink experience long-lasting negative effects. These effects are more severe in girls than boys.

Alcohol could affect girls’ brains more for several reasons, including that girls’ brains develop one to two years earlier than boys’, AFP reports. Other reasons include hormonal differences, girls’ slower rates of metabolism or higher body fat ratios.

The effects of binge drinking were linked to attention and working memory ability.

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