Drunk teens at Chance the Rapper concert flood hospitals in Connecticut


July 22 (Reuters) - More than 90 people, including dozens of teens, were to taken to local hospitals after drinking too much alcohol at a concert in Connecticut that featured Chance the Rapper, a Hartford police official said on Saturday.

"Busy night for HPD at Chance the Rapper concert. 50 Underage Drinking referrals. 90+ Ambulance transports to regional hospitals," Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said on Twitter.

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Read on to learn more about the study and the long-term effects of heavy drinking.

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In the first long-term study of its kind, scientists examined more than 5,000 British men for 20 years. The research found that heavy drinking caused memory decline. The research was conducted by scientists at University College London and published in the journal Neurology.

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To carry out the study, researchers gathered more than 5,000 men and 2,000 women between the ages of 45 and 69.

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The participants took memory tests three times over a decade. They were also given tests to examine their reasoning, problem-solving abilities and task flexibility.

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The scientists measured "heavy drinking" as consuming more than 4.5 units a day, which is two big glasses of wine or fewer than two pints of beer.

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Men who consumed more than 4.5 units a day were more likely to experience memory failure and to experience it at a younger age than those who drank less.

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The heavy drinkers performed worse in verbal fluency and mathematical testing.

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The study also looked at 2,099 women. Those who drank more than two units were more likely to demonstrate cognitive decline, but the researchers said the results were conclusive.

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"It's crucial to continue investing in research if we are to understand how to keep our brains healthy as we age and prevent the diseases that cause dementia," Simon Ridley, the head of research at Alzheimer's Research UK, told The Guardian. "In the meantime, the best evidence suggests that in addition to not drinking to excess we can lower the risk of dementia by eating a healthy, balanced diet, keeping an eye on our blood pressure and weight and taking regular exercise."

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The study concluded that "heavy alcohol consumption in mid-life is likely to be harmful for cognitive ageing, at least in men."

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Science has discovered a lot more about how beer affects the body. Read on to learn more.

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High in Vitamin B

One study lauded beer over wine because it has more protein and vitamin B, but physicians are wary of calling beer a health food.

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Lower Risk of Kidney Stones

Scientists found that drinking beer lowered the risk of developing kindey stones.

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More Creative Thoughts

Researchers found that men who had consumed two pints of beer did better on 40 percent more problems than non-drinkers in a study of brain teasers, but the scientists didn't condone drinking and taking tests!

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Mosquitos and Beer

Apparently, scientists found that beer can make you more attractive to mosquitos.

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Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

According to Dr. Katherine L. Tucker, a professor of nutritional epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, drinking alcohol has been shown to moderately increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

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Protects Bones

Dr. Tucker found that drinking one or two drinks a day — either beer or wine — helped to protect bone density in both men and women.

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Good for Hair

Turns out beer is actually a great hair product! The yeast in beer affects the volume and strength of hair. Malt has a smoothing and nourishing effect.

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Foley told the media there was a lot of drinking in parking lots at the Friday night event and posted videos on social media that showed youths milling around outdoors with drinks in hand.

There were about 21,000 people at the concert, local media reports said.

The Hartford Courant cited Foley as saying that those charged with underage drinking are scheduled to appear in Community Court in Hartford next week.

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 06: Chance The Rapper holds a press conference and donates $1 Million Dollars to the Chicago Public School Foundation at Westcott Elementary School on March 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 18: Chance the Rapper (C) attends GQ Celebration of NBA All-Star Weekend 2017 at Ogden Museum Of Southern Art on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images for GQ)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 24: Chance the Rapper sits courtside during the game between the Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Bulls on February 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Chance The Rapper arrives at the 59th GRAMMY Awards on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Chance The Rapper (center) and guests attend GQ and Chance The Rapper Celebrate the Grammys in Partnership with YouTube at Chateau Marmont on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for GQ)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Chance the Rapper performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artists Beyonce (L) and Chance the Rapper attend The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Singer Chance the Rapper performs onstage during the 2017 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Chance the Rapper and DJ Khaled arrive at DJ Khaled's Special Announcement Press Conference at Beverly Hills Hotel on February 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Epic Records)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Casey Affleck' Episode 1714 -- Pictured: Musical guest Chance The Rapper performs on December 17, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Chance the Rapper performs during the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse in President's Park on December 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 21: Chance the Rapper performs at Le Zenith on November 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns )
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 16: Chance the Rapper performs live during a concert at the Columbiahalle on November 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Chance The Rapper performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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