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Who is particularly at risk for being overweight?

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Girls are particularly at risk for being overweight as they move through the teen years -- a time when they typically become less active.

Genetics also play a role in weight. If one or both of your parents are overweight or obese, the chances are higher that you will follow in their footsteps.

From: Overweight Teens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institutes of Health'sWeight-control Information Network. U.S. Department of Agriculture's mypyramid: "Steps to a Healthier You."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

SOURCES: National Institutes of Health'sWeight-control Information Network. U.S. Department of Agriculture's mypyramid: "Steps to a Healthier You."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

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