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Can alcohol consumption at a young age affect growth?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
64 years experience
Not physical growth: Alcohol in young age may not affect physical growth but will certainly affect psychological development. You need to learn how to manage in the world and alcohol will make this learning much more difficult.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
There is some data suggesting that even a single episode of binge drinking in the young drinker can lead to long term neurophysiological effects.
Apr 15, 2013

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