Researchers found that nearly 20% of adolescents worldwide between ages 10 and 24 were overweight or obese in 2016, a 120% increase compared with 1990, but the number of those who smoked daily dropped by 20% during the same time period. The findings were published in The Lancet and showed that young women ages 15 to 24 were nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed than their male peers.
Study: Global youth health, well-being examined
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