Teen drinkers more likely to cause, suffer injuries

06/8/2009 | Reuters

Teens who begin drinking at age 16, rather than 21, double the chance they will incur or cause alcohol-related driving or unintentional injuries, U.S. researchers reported. The study, published in Pediatrics, looked at more than 34,600 adults, including those who began drinking as teenagers and those who waited until age 21 or older. The study also found early drinkers were more likely to have problems with alcohol abuse or dependence.

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