Overweight and obese teenagers: why is adolescence a critical period?

@article{Alberga2012OverweightAO,
  title={Overweight and obese teenagers: why is adolescence a critical period?},
  author={Angela S Alberga and Ronald J Sigal and Gary S. Goldfield and Denis Prud'homme and Glen P. Kenny},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={261-73}
}
This paper discusses the critical period of adolescence and its potential role in the development and persistence of obesity. The adolescent years are characteristic of changes in body composition (location and quantity of body fat), physical fitness and decreased insulin sensitivity during puberty. This period of growth and maturation is also marked with… CONTINUE READING