Oversized young athletes: a weighty concern.

@article{McHugh2010OversizedYA,
  title={Oversized young athletes: a weighty concern.},
  author={Malachy P. McHugh},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is increasing worldwide, with a corresponding decline in physical fitness and general physical activity level. Overweight and obese adolescents are more than twice as likely to be injured in sports and other physical activities compared with non-overweight and non-obese adolescents. Obese adolescent athletes are more than three times as likely to sustain an ankle sprain compared with normal weight adolescent athletes. At the… CONTINUE READING
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