Drinking in movies may be linked to teen binge drinking

03/6/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study of 16,551 students ages 10 to 19 in six countries showed an association between viewing alcohol consumption in movies and adolescent binge drinking. Teens more exposed to onscreen drinking were more likely to have friends who drink and to be seen as sensation-seeking or rebellious, researchers said. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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