Sound advice for a healthier future.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away--an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure -- and have good friendships with childhood friends.  You may not be familiar with the last one but if you spent a lot of time with friends as a kid, a 16-year-long study says you may be seeing some health benefits as an adult.

Sorry lone wolves but the results, published in the journal Psychological Science revealed boys who spent more time with friends as children tended to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI compared to other men in their early 30s.

Texas Tech University researchers suggest that our early social lives may have a small but protective influence on our physical health in adulthood, and it's not just our caregivers or financial circumstances, but also our friends who may be health protective. (EurekAlert)