[cutting] Researchers discover body image for teens linked to alcohol, tobacco use | Hannibal Courier-Post

Girls who thought they were very good looking were more likely to binge drink. Virginia Ramseyer Winter [of the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work] suggests this is because attractiveness may be associated with popularity, which is related to increased alcohol use.

Source: www.hannibal.net/news/20170621/researchers-discover-body-image-for-teens-linked-to-alcohol-tobacco-use

Note: Another recent study found a statistical correlation between drinking and dieting. ■