Male teens are less likely to use marijuana with strong parent support

A study led by FAS researchers, Jason Goldstick and Justin Heinze, studied how parental support and perceived peer behaviors increase or decrease the risk for marijuana use and if it is different between age and gender. Peer influences are found to be the most important risk factor for substance use, and parental support is frequently […]

Parental support may protect young women against obesity

ANN ARBOR—Support from mom can tip the scales on who will become obese a dozen years later, a new study shows. African-American daughters in their 20s who receive emotional and moral support from their mothers are less likely to become obese. A research team from the University of Michigan School of Public Health followed participants […]