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Childhood Friendships Can Benefit You As An Adult, A New Study Says


March 28, 2018

Bustle - I definitely had a better social life as a kid — even though I always said I was bored, my schedule was filled with playdates and plans with friends in my neighborhood. I'm still pretty social, but it's much harder to befriend people as an adult. If you were a fellow social butterfly as a child, I have good news for you: according to a new study, childhood friendships can benefit you as an adult

 Researchers from Texas Tech University and the University of Pittsburgh analyzed data from nearly 270 men to examine "whether greater social integration with peers during childhood and adolescence" can affect adult health, according to a press release about the study. Basically, they wanted to figure out whether having a busy social life as a child has any effect on adults

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