Tag Archive: drinking

Binge Drinking on the Decline, Except in College

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have linked the increase in the U.S. drinking age to a drop in binge drinking over the past 20 years (the drinking age was increased in the early to mid-1980’s). In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child…

FA035 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 5

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe and Richard talk about studies recently discussed¬† on the Family Anatomy website, including: the impact of drinking on brain size, predictors of social withdrawal and rejection in elementary school students, and the test performance of bilingual kids. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription…

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Moderate Drinking May Shrink the Brain

Here is an interesting story that goes against the belief that a glass of wine or beer before dinner is good for you.¬†Researchers found that¬†increasing alcohol intake was associated with loss in total brain volume greater than expected from age alone. This was¬†reported by Carol Ann Paul, of Wellesley College, and her colleagues in the…

Charity begins at home – so does underage drinking?!

A survey of 158,000 youth aged 12 to 20 found that 40% of underaged drinkers were provided with alcohol by an adult. Legislators in Long Island are using these data to support “social host” laws that would penalize parents whose kids drink at home. You can read more here. Subscribe to the Family Anatomy podcast…