So far wioth 6 votes, 66% run counter to the conclusion of the "study." Hmmm.
Beings that the proportion of todays obese teens is rising I would guess that any study that did not contain a full distrubution of ages and ages at onset could have a skewed result. I was a teen in the '60s.
Skinny kid, skinny teen, skinny young mom. I got fat when my kid was a cranky teen (ahhh, comfort food!), but then lost the excess weight after she moved out. Within healthy weight parameters at diagnosis.
When I was born in 1953, our generation was more physically active than the teenagers of today. We didn't come in the house from playing until our parents were screaming our names to come in and eat dinner. As soon as I stepped foot off the school bus, I changed my clothes and out the door I went to the community swimming pool. Two times a week, I took ballet lessions.
I was on the volleyball team at school. I went horse back riding for an hour every weekend.....
This is why I was not obese as a teenager.
However, I WAS obese at the time of diagnosis in my 40's.
Never skinny. I am solid, and always have been. I am not obese, though. There was a time 10 years ago when I got obese for about 2 years. I was already 25. I have had two children, I am 5'9" and weigh about 175. I wear a size 12-14.
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