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31 May 2011

Young athletes use less drugs, more alcohol

According to a new study, teens who exercise and play team sports are less likely to be smokers or use marijuana and other drugs, however they drank more than their peers.

Teens who exercise and play team sports are less likely to be smokers or use marijuana and other drugs, according to a new study. However, the results also showed that high school students on athletic teams drank more alcohol than their peers.

The researchers used data from a study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that followed high school seniors through young adulthood with regular surveys.

 
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