Playing sports in school may curb violence in teen girls, not boys

05/5/2013 |

A North Carolina study of 1,800 high-school students found that girls who participated in individual or team sports had a lower risk of being involved in a fight in the past year and were less likely to carry a weapon in the last 30 days compared with non-athletes. In boys, participation in school sports was not tied to a reduced likelihood of violence-related activities. The study was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting.

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