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"We now need to think of how to prevent these behavior problems and conditions early in life because they don't only cause problems in adolescence, they can launch health issues across life."
"Despite the growing prevention science research base and the shift in the importance of behavioral problems implicated in noncommunicable disease worldwide, communicable disease prevention and treatment of behavior problems gets the vast majority of resources dedicated to child and adolescent health."
"Prevention science requires you to think systemically across society to see the savings. If we ward off adolescent behavior problems and states that impact adolescent and adult health, like smoking, drinking and risky sex, that means we will likely have less health care expenses, as well as better workers, students, parents and scientists, all involved with making the world a better place."
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"Worldwide application of prevention science in adolescent health"
Prof Richard F Catalano PhD, Abigail A Fagan PhD, Loretta E Gavin PhD, Prof Mark T Greenberg PhD, Prof Charles E Irwin MD, Prof David A Ross PhD and Prof Daniel TL Shek PhD
The Lancet, April 2012, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60238-4
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