Could Too Much Spring Break Lead to Brain Damage?

By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine

College girls: Have you ever gone on a boozy, spring-break trip? Experts are issuing a shocking new warning about the dangers of binge drinking, even in a short period of time...

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I know, this probably sounds like a downer, but file it away for the next time you're partying it up--in Miami Beach or your hometown. Here's the deal: If you're a woman under the age of 25 and drinking more than three drinks in a day, you're at risk for health problems associated with binge drinking, and one of those risks, say experts, is brain damage.

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According to the report, featured in ScienceDaily: "Because the brain continues to develop through age 25, alcohol use, particularly episodes of binge drinking, severely affects the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and decision making."

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Sun and sand is fun, but brain damage isn't. :)

Have you ever had a wild spring break experience?

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