Adolescence: a foundation for future health.

  title={Adolescence: a foundation for future health.},
  author={Susan M Sawyer and Rima A Afifi and Linda H Bearinger and S J Blakemore and Bruce Dick and Alex Ezeh and George C. Patton},
  volume={379 9826},
Adolescence is a life phase in which the opportunities for health are great and future patterns of adult health are established. Health in adolescence is the result of interactions between prenatal and early childhood development and the specific biological and social-role changes that accompany puberty, shaped by social determinants and risk and protective factors that affect the uptake of health-related behaviours. The shape of adolescence is rapidly changing-the age of onset of puberty is… CONTINUE READING
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