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Binge drinking’s lasting effects

The effects of a heavy drinking session on our thoughts and performance may last longer than we think, according to a new study. The research highlights that impairments in cognition seen when individuals are drunk are still present the day after, when there is little to no alcohol left in the bloodstream. Across the board, they highlight how hungover individuals have poorer attention, memory and psychomotor skills such as coordination and speed when compared to when they are sober. The researchers suggest their findings have important implications when it comes to activities performed when hungover, including driving. They came to their conclusion from reviewing 19 studies on psychomotor speed, short- and long-term memory and sustained attention. The findings have been published in the journal Addiction.

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Printable version | Jun 3, 2020 2:51:00 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/binge-drinkings-lasting-effects/article24782317.ece

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