Baby Boomers on a drinking binge

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New research shows that one in 10 of them over 65 engages in college-style drinking behavior

Binge drinking is often portrayed as a college thing. But this risky form of imbibing actually declined among U.S. university students from 2005 to 2014. It is now most prevalent among people from 25 to 34 and is increasing among people over 50. And new research finds that 10.6% of seniors 65 and older are binge drinkers — though the actual total is almost surely higher.

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Binge Drinking Destroys Long Term Memory Even in Young Adults

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Heavy alcohol consumption makes it more difficult to build new memories.

Binge drinking not only makes you forget what you did the night before but also the day before that – and the day before that, a study suggests.  Researchers have found that a big night out destroys long term memory even in young adults.

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