Adolescents' expectations for the future predict health behaviors in early adulthood.

@article{Mcdade2011AdolescentsEF,
  title={Adolescents' expectations for the future predict health behaviors in early adulthood.},
  author={Thomas W. Mcdade and Laura Chyu and Greg J Duncan and Lindsay Till Hoyt and Leah D Doane and Emma K. Adam},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={391-8}
}
Health-related behaviors in adolescence establish trajectories of risk for obesity and chronic degenerative diseases, and they represent an important pathway through which socio-economic environments shape patterns of morbidity and mortality. Most behaviors that promote health involve making choices that may not pay off until the future, but the factors that predict an individual's investment in future health are not known. In this paper we consider whether expectations for the future in two… CONTINUE READING

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