Study links R-rated movies to teen drink

April 26, 2010 10:21:22 AM PDT
A new study shows a link between kids drinking and watching R-rated movies.

Researchers at Darthmouth Medical School looked at middle-schoolers whose parents let them watch R-rated movies all the time. Almost a quarter of them had tried a drink behind their parents' backs.

Compared to kids whose parents never allow them to watch such movies, only three percent said they have had alcohol.

R-rated movies are intended for audiences 17 and older.

The study is in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.


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