Lower legal age linked with higher binge drinking

People from areas with lower legal drinking ages may have a higher risk of binge drinking.

Researchers from the US studied long-term drinking behaviour of over 39,000 individuals who began consuming alcohol in the 1970s.

They found while those from states with lower drinking ages were not more likely to drink more overall or drink more frequently than those from states where the drinking age was 21, when they did drink, they were more likely to drink heavily.

Read more at Washington University in St. Louis