Excess weight may leave teens more vulnerable to social problems

05/1/2014 | HealthDay News

Data on 30 studies involving more than 1,400 12- to 18-year-olds in the U.K. found that the most overweight teens reported being bullied or even assaulted. The overweight teens said being ridiculed for their weight and physical problems were barriers to participating in health-promoting activities, such as exercise, researchers wrote in the journal BMJ Open.

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