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Activity and obesity in adolescence

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People who take little exercise tend to become overweight. In a longitudinal US study reported in 2002 the prevalence of overweight and obesity in girls doubled during adolescence (between the ages of 9 and 19 years), primarily because of reduced activity rather than increased food intake. Now further data from the same study (the National Heart, Lung, and …

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