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 and Endocrinology found growth spurts between ages 11 and 16 may eliminate obesity, especially in boys, through increased height and lean tissue mass. However, the effect was less evident in girls as they tend to lose less body fat at this age, researchers said.

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