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Overweight & Obesity

Is overweight and obesity a problem among adolescents? Yes, it is: Rate of overweight and obese children is rapidly increasing. Studies show about 15% of children 12-19 years old are overweight and 15% are obese. It is higher among children from poorer families. Excessive weight is associated with higher risk …

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Nutrition for the Underweight


What is underweight? If your BMI-for-age is 5th centile, you are underweight. You may be otherwise well but have a high metabolic rate. You may be underweight due to an eating disorder (anorexia/bulimia) or underlying medical disease (e.g. thyroid problem). How can you Increase your weight? Consult your doctor to …

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