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    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors know that drinking, drugs and risky sex go together in young people -- and a new study suggests loud music should be added to that list.

    In the report from The Netherlands, researchers found that teens and young adults who spent a lot of time listening to loud music -- already risky because of the long-term chance of hearing loss -- were also more likely to smoke marijuana, binge drink and have sex without a condom.

    "I think they've really shown that sex and drugs go with rock and roll," said Dr. Sharon Levy, head of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children's Hospital who wasn't involved in the new study

    But, Levy said, it's far too early to warn parents that listening to loud music could lead to drug or alcohol use.

    The study couldn't show that one type of risky behavior led to the other, she pointed out. And it didn't answer another important question: what type of music, exactly, were study participants listening to?

    Researchers led by Ineke Vogel at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam surveyed 944 students from inner-city vocational schools, aged 15 to 25, about their music-listening habits and other typical behavior.

    They assessed "music-listening dose" by asking students how much time they spent listening to tunes on their MP3 players or at a club or concert and estimating how loud that music typically was for each participant.

    The researchers then divided the students into those exposed or not exposed to risky music levels, based on a cut-off defined as one hour per day of music at 89 decibels -- about as loud as a lawnmower -- or the equivalent.

    According to that definition, about one-third of the participants were risky MP3-player listeners and close to half were exposed to music at risky levels at clubs and concerts.

    Young people who often listed to loud music on MP3 players were twice as likely to have used pot in the last month, compared to non-risky music listeners, the research team reported in Pediatrics on Monday.

    And those who were frequently exposed to music at clubs and concerts were six times more likely than people who weren't to binge drink and twice as likely to have risky sex with inconsistent condom use. Club- and concert-goers also happened to be less likely to smoke pot than other youths.

    "We know that high-risk behaviors certainly run together, so in some ways it's not a big surprise," Levy told Reuters Health.

    The study can't say anything about whether listening to MP3 players makes people feel like smoking marijuana -- or vice versa, she said.

    And a more critical question, Levy said, is whether young people are listening to music that glorifies risky behavior and making decisions about drinking, drugs or sex based on that.

    "That's a really important question: is what they're hearing changing their behavior? That becomes important for parents."

    The Dutch researchers conclude that further research into risky health behaviors should take loud music listening into account, and interventions to prevent unsafe practices could target loud-music venues, like nightclubs, for maximum effect.

    The current data, Levy said, shouldn't change anything about the way doctors treat their patients or how parents see their kids' music-listening, however.

    "It's really an important reminder that these risk behaviors, they really go together," she said. But, "I don't think that we're at the point that we should say, 'Boy, you should really cut down MP3 player use' -- we should because of the hearing loss, but I don't think there's any evidence that's going to affect other risky behaviors at this point."
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    I don't have a girlfriend, drugs or a guitar but I can roll in the grass if that helps, that's at least 1/4th of the formula.
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    what a pointless study
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    It's good that I like 60's / metal / Softer Rock genre's then...


    It's not the music though, it's the people. I hope people can like, actually understand this.

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    And those who were frequently exposed to music at clubs and concerts were six times more likely than people who weren't to binge drink and twice as likely to have risky sex with inconsistent condom use.
    what. people who go to places that supply alcohol are SIX times more likely to drink alcohol and have sex without a condom!?!?

    holy shit what a revelation
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    what. people who go to places that supply alcohol are SIX times more likely to drink alcohol and have sex without a condom!?!?

    holy shit what a revelation
    I just hate the wording in that, they're basically attributing it to the music.
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    In other news, the sky is blue. More on Predictable Things at 11.
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    I just hate the wording in that, they're basically attributing it to the music.
    definitely

    also the headline is bullshit because this has nothing to do with 'rock and roll', just about music that is played loudly in general

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    Dennab
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    So promiscuous behaviour is linked with loud music?

    I wonder why I listened to Richard Wagner, and have yet to become a drunkard.

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    ban those new rock groups like metallica from plaguing our childrens innocent ears
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    Thread music;

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    I listen to rock music turned up kinda loud (with speakers not headphones) a lot so that is one.

    I drink a lot of coke zero. (I do drink alcohol every now and then but generally not as it might go the same way with the coke.) but then again I know my limits and have good self control generally. So you can kind of count that as two.

    But drugs and sex are what I am lacking of. The second of those two I would not mind as long as babies are not flying my way. But then I would need a change of life style and I am too lazy for that. (also I am not fat if I am giving that impression I am kind of skinny)

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    I drink a lot of coke zero. (I do drink alcohol every now and then but generally not as it might go the same way with the coke.) but then again I know my limits and have good self control generally. So you can kind of count that as two.
    Yeah they were not talking about drinking coke zero, nor about drinking responsibly
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    So whats the next study, Gangster rap, weed, getting stacks on stacks and shooting other people go together?

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    In the report from The Netherlands
    Yup.
    found that teens and young adults who spent a lot of time listening to loud music
    Hm hm..

    more likely to smoke marijuana, binge drink and have sex without a condom.
    Got me there, what now? Strap my future kids to a chair?

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    It's good that I like 60's / metal / Softer Rock genre's then...
    The 60's are better known for widespread drug use and free love more than perhaps any other genre/era of music.

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    I fuck fat chicks.
    I smoke weed.
    I play guitar in a thrash metal band.

    It does fit. Not always at the same time...
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    I listen to metal almost exclusively but I'm straightedge and an 18 year old virgin. This study is stupid.
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    who would've thought

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    Dennab
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    Devils music I tell you. You need to stop listeing to that "Rock and rolled" before your brains turn into mush!

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    I listen to metal almost exclusively but I'm straightedge and an 18 year old virgin. This study is stupid.
    yeah well listening to or playing metal is more of a chick repellant than magnet nowadays and most people who play in even big metal bands are pretty spergy so

    Disclaimer 4 butthurts!!- i like metal im not just saying that to hate on the genre/its fans its a pretty big truth
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    I can confirm this.

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    Devils music I tell you. You need to stop listeing to that "Rock and rolled" before your brains turn into mush!
    Elvis made me get pregnant and killed my dog and have me weed cancer
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    I listen to metal almost exclusively but I'm straightedge and an 18 year old virgin. This study is stupid.
    Theres hope dude. I'm a ugly longhaired fuck. And I'm sharing a tent with a chick with firm tits at a metal festival. How did it happen? Drank some beer, touched some boobies even though I was a drunk dumbass.

    Okay you need to play guitar
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    Rock and Roll used to be slang for sex, that's what the name of the genre originates from
    So sex, drugs and sex are indeed a nice combination

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    yeah well listening to or playing metal is more of a chick repellant than magnet nowadays and most people who play in even big metal bands are pretty spergy so

    Disclaimer 4 butthurts!!- i like metal im not just saying that to hate on the genre/its fans its a pretty big truth
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh8CfWEnSJ8

    Norway would disagree with you...

    Actually, Northern Europe is pretty much the best place for metal anyway.
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    yeah well listening to or playing metal is more of a chick repellant than magnet nowadays and most people who play in even big metal bands are pretty spergy so

    Disclaimer 4 butthurts!!- i like metal im not just saying that to hate on the genre/its fans its a pretty big truth
    spergy?

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    I listen to loud rock, where the fuck are the other two?