Teen taters, too

By Janet Raloff, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

From San Diego, at the Experimental Biology 2003 meeting

Plenty of recent studies have chronicled an epidemic of obesity in the United States. Although adults have been chided for not exercising enough, many researchers have blamed the growing girth of adolescents on their love of junk food and soft drinks. Now, an analysis of government data on teens' health concludes that most obesity in adolescents, as in their elders, traces to insufficient physical activity.

Before conducting the study, n...

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