Obese youth consume fewer calories than their normal-weight peers

05/12/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Overweight and obese children consume fewer calories than their normal-weight peers starting at age 7 and continuing through the teen years, a study showed. Researchers found teens ages 15 to 17 who were overweight or obese consumed 2,271 calories daily, while their healthy-weight counterparts consumed 2,537.

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