Young adults' problem drinking may have lasting health effects

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:31 in Health & Medicine

Young adults with symptoms of alcohol dependence may see health effects late in life, even decades after conquering their problem drinking, according to a study. Researchers found that, of 664 U.S. male veterans, those who had symptoms of alcohol dependence for at least five years in young adulthood generally had poorer physical and mental health by the time they were in their 60s.

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