12 Sep 2015

Peer pressure might not be the bad influence that parents fear it is.

So says a new study that found teens with close friends were more likely to be healthy later as young adults.

"These results indicate that remaining close to -- as opposed to separating oneself -- from the peer pack in adolescence has long-term implications for adult physical health," wrote study co-author Joseph Allen, a researcher at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

"In this study, it was a robust predictor of increased long-term physical health quality," he wrote.
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