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Health Warning: The Choking Game

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An alert for parents of teenagers.

If your child has participated in the so-called, Choking Game, they are more likely to take part in other risky behavior.

That's according to a new study published in the journal, Pediatrics.

The choking game involves restricting blood and oxygen to the brain until they pass out.

When they come to, they get a sense of euphoria.

Researchers say, 2009 data showed that many children who played the choking game also drank alcohol, engaged in sexual activity, or even experimented with drugs.