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Good grades in high school lead to better health, study finds
Date:12/7/2010

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Herd says that she thought that conscientiousness would help explain the finding. Those who are more conscientious might both do better in school and also take better care of their health.

But the data don't support that finding, Herd says.

Instead, "what we're seeing is what you learn in school may actually matter for your health," Herd says, adding that there could be policy implications for the study. Because the study looks at a person's grades, "that tells us something about the consequences of emphasizing test scores over academic performance, for example, and further speaks to the importance of schooling."


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Contact: Pamela Herd
pherd@lafollette.wisc.edu
608-262-9451
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Source:Eurekalert

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