Study: Binge drinking tied to memory loss in college students

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A new Spanish study links binge drinking in college students to a lowered ability to remember lists of words, although the research doesn’t prove alcohol is at fault and the drinkers did fine on a separate memory test.

It’s not clear if the difference in the ability to remember words would have any impact on the ability of college students to learn while in school.

However, “if binge drinking really does compromise the ability to perform memory tasks even days later, the findings could have important implications for students who play hard on the weekends and then go back to working hard during the week,” said Aaron White, program director for Underage and College Drinking Prevention Research at the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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