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Teen Weight Directory

As with adults, teens' weight affects their health. Being overweight may cause teens to be anxious or depressed and can also contribute to a number of health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The first step in controlling your weight as a teen is to talk to your doctor. Find out if there are any conditions that may be affecting your weight. Treatment may only involve maintaining your current weight until you grow taller, or you may need to start a healthy diet and exercise plan. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what a healthy teen weight is, how to lose weight as a teen, how to maintain weight, and much more.

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