Wash U study: Lower drinking age effects alcohol behavior later in life

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Researchers at Washington University say a new study found lower drinking age restrictions can have an impact on drinking habits later in life.

Researchers found residents who grew up in states which permit drinking before the age of 21 were more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol dependency as adults.

The study also found a minimum drinking age of 21 years old had positive effects, including reducing the numbers of  deadly  traffic accidents.

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