Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Why Are So Many Teens So Overweight?

“The latest data show that about 18 percent of kids ages 12 to 19 are obese, as defined by having a BMI of 95 or higher. That percentage has remained stable over the past decade. So nearly one in five American teens is obese. Statistics are one thing. But coming face to face with teen obesity drives home the need to do something about it. The new ABC series ‘Huge’ sure brings you face to face with adolescent obesity. As I write in this week's ‘Eat, Drink and Be Healthy’ column, the show, set at a summer weight-loss camp, is sobering in many ways, including the fact...


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