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Many obese teens put on even more weight as young adults
USA Today

Heavy teen-agers are often destined for skyrocketing weight gain in their 20s, a new study shows. About half of obese teenage girls and about a third of obese teen boys become severely obese by the time they are 30 — meaning they are 80 to 100 pounds over a healthy weight, the new research says. “We see a tremendous amount of weight gain during those years,” says Penny Gordon-Larsen, senior author of the study and an associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.