Obese Adolescents Tend to Eat Less Than Their Peers

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By Molly Grady

Researchers at the University of North Carolina found older kids who are overweight eat fewer calories than normal weight children.

Their study shows obese kids eat more when they're young, but when they reach adolescence they tend to eat the same as their healthy peers.

Doctors say one reason these children remain obese, even though they're not eating more, is because they're less active.



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