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Childhood Friends May Protect Your Adult Health

Medical News Today

March 31, 2018

Medical News Today - Remember that childhood friend you used to hang out with till it got so late your parents had to drag you back to the house? Or that high school confidante you'd spend ages with chatting on the phone? The comfort these friends brought you then might extend well into your adulthood and keep you healthy in the long-term, says a new study.

In fact, the study — carried out by Jenny M. Cundiff, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and Karen A. Matthews, at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania — suggests that the more time that you spent hanging out with your best buddies as a kid, the likelier you are to have a healthy weight and blood pressure as an adult.

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