PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Over-indulged in the liquor in college?

A new study reveals that youthful binge drinking could lead to brain issues as you get older.

The study was done on rats and focused on the brain’s hippocampus, which is associated with learning and memory.

The research claims that a young adult’s brain is actually quite sensitive to binge drinking. As a result, heavy drinking could cause memory problems in adults.

To make matters worse, brain cells could become more vulnerable to injury from trauma or disease.

The study was published this week in the journal Alcoholism.