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Obese Teens Engage in Riskier Behavior, Survey Shows

Posted on May 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Children’s Health In the past, researchers believed that extreme obesity in teens might cause a safer lifestyle. But according to a nationwide U.S. survey, overweight teens may be more likely to engage in risky behavior than their thinner classmates, the Los Angeles Times reported. The survey found that although obese girls may be less likely to have sex, those who are sexually active sometimes take greater risks, such as using drugs and alcohol before sex, having sex before the age of 13, and having multiple partners. Results also showed that obese girls in the U.S. drink equal...

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