Social factors drive adulthood obesity among teens, study says

03/29/2013 |

U.S. researchers found that among youths who were not overweight at baseline, 34.2% of females and 45.4% of males became overweight after 10 years. Body dissatisfaction, weight concerns, dieting and weight-related teasing were among the factors that increased the risk of becoming overweight, the researchers said. The study was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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