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Adolescents are building up health problems for the future

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1366
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Adolescents are taking risks that could effect their future health and that could swamp medical services in years to come unless appropriate interventions are made now, warn doctors.

    Children and young adults aged between 11 and 19 years are eating unhealthy diets and not taking enough exercise, and more than one in five is overweight or obese, says the BMA's board of science and education, in a report entitled Adolescent Health …

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