Peer Pressure May Have a Silver Lining: SATURDAY.

So says a new study that found teenagers with good friends were more likely to be healthy later as adults. ‘These results indicate that remaining near – – as opposed to separating oneself – – from the peer pack in adolescence has long-term implications for adult physical wellness,’ wrote study co-writer Joseph Allen, a researcher at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. ‘In this research, it had been a robust predictor of increased long-term physical health quality,’ he wrote.Related StoriesPoverty and parenting design predict childhood obesityStanding one-quarter of your day linked to decreased likelihood of obesityAustralian experts define key characteristics of metabolically healthy obese We are very happy to continue this essential partnership with MetLife Foundation, said Lori Heim, M.D., president of the AAFP. Kids learn by example, also to effectively fight childhood obesity, candid discussions must take place between doctors, young sufferers and their parents.