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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on UNSW Sydney.

Adolescents who drink weekly before age 17 are two to three times more likely to binge drink, drink drive, and be dependent on alcohol in adulthood compared with peers who don’t drink, a study of 9000 adolescents across Australia and New Zealand has found.

The study published in the international journal Addiction and led by researchers from UNSW Sydney followed young people from age 13 to 30 and provides some of the most robust evidence to date that early patterns of drinking are not limited to adolescence but rather persist into adulthood and are associated with a range of alcohol related problems.

Frequency of drinking in adolescence was just as likely as binge drinking and problem drinking (in adolescence) to predict later problems.

Lead author of the study Dr Edmund Silins said the findings suggest that delaying drinking will have significant public health benefits. As well, public health messages need to focus as much on frequency of drinking as the amount consumed, he said.

“Discouraging or delaying alcohol use in adolescence is likely to have substantial benefits in adulthood in terms of preventing harmful drinking behaviours which adversely affect health and wellbeing,” said Dr Silins.

Co-author Prof George Patton from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and lead investigator on the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study said: “The study further debunks the myth that teen experimentation with alcohol promotes responsible drinking; instead, it sets a young person up for later-life problem drinking.”

A further co-author, Associate Professor Joe Boden from the Christchurch Health and Development Study, said the study provides robust evidence for policymakers, health promoters, and parents.

“The findings suggest that delaying when teens start drinking regularly could have significant benefits to individuals, families and society as a whole,” said Associate Professor Boden. “Public health messages should focus on curbing frequency of drinking as well as the amounts consumed.”

Source: UNSW Sydney

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on CBS New York.

Parents who try to help their overweight teenager lose weightmay also be doing more harm than good.

A new study finds that parents putting their children on a dietcould lead to struggles with their weight as adults. The study, in the journal Pediatrics,of more than 500 teens who had been encouraged to diet, found that approach led to problems with foodlater.

“They followed teenagers who had been encouraged to diet, 15 years later and found that they were more likely to be overweight, to be dieting, binge-eating, and have lower body satisfaction,” Dr. Susan Albers from the Cleveland Clinicsaid.

Those teens were later also more likely to encourage their own children to diet. According to Dr. Albers, dieting among teens can encourage a negative relationship with food. She says it’s more beneficial to practice mindful eating – where the focus is on how you eat, rather than what you eat.

“It’s so important to give teens these skills at this juncture in their life and I talk to parents about tools, not rules,” Dr. Albers added.

Source: CBS New York