ANOTHER TWEEN TRAUMA

Cathy Arnst

There has been a flurry of stories recently that establish what many of us already know to be true based on our own memories: the 'tween years are the worst. The latest proof of the terrible burden of adolescence is a report, from the Journal of Pediatrics, that girls are at greatest risk of becoming overweight between the ages of 9 and 12--and girls who are overweight at those ages are at much higher risk of obesity, heart diesase and diabetes as adults. The stats:

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