Rapid growth may stem obesity, especially in boys

07/30/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Using a new childhood weight-gain model, a study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology found that growth spurts during ages 11 to 16 may wipe out obesity, especially in boys, through increased height and lean-tissue mass. However, the effects were less pronounced in girls as they tend to lose less body fat at this age, researchers said.

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