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Heavy Drinking In Teens May Be Predicted By Brain Activity
2012-08-09 11:07:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a study in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, heavy drinking is known to affect the developing brains in teenagers. Certain brain activity patterns also help predict which kids are at risk of becoming problem drinkers. Researchers used special MRI scans to look at 40 teenagers between the ages of 12 to 16 who had not yet started to drink. They scanned them again after following them...