Jun 8th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Poor children and teenagers have demonstrably worse memories than their middle-class counterparts.
Researchers from Cornell University tested 195 poor and middle-class white 9- to 13 year-olds and discovered that there was a direct link between poverty, high blood pressure and stress hormones
, which they theorize can damage the part of the brain controlling the working memory
They then tested 17-year-olds, and found that the poor teens had about a 10 percent worse functional memory than teenagers from middle-class families.
The study didn't offer any easy solutions for the inequity, but providing affluent children with easy access to marijuana is presumably one way to close the gap.Click here to have Happy Hour Hero delivered to your desktop every pour time.
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