Kids Who Sip Alcohol Aren't More Likely To Have Drinking Problems Later On, Study Shows

August 31, 2014 2:12 PM

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A young child's sipping or tasting alcohol may not be an early signal that they will have drinking problems or behavior problems later. Rather, sipping may reflect their parents' attitudes toward children drinking alcohol, according to a new study.

Researchers surveyed 452 children, ages 8 or 10, along with their families, to examine the factors linked to childhood sipping.

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