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Study Shows Obese Teens Eat **Fewer** Calories Than Peers


“Overweight children aged from 9 to 17 years eat fewer calories than kids of normal weight in the same age group, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine reported in the journal Pediatrics.”

In other news, rather than digging deeper and seeking out the hormonal issue that explains this elegantly, researchers search for way to cling to their preexisting manual calorie balancing hypothesis concluding: “One explanation for this would be that increased energy intake in early childhood is related to the onset of obesity, but other mechanisms, such as differences in energy expenditure, may contribute more to maintaining obese/overweight status through adolescence.”


The study – http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/09/04/peds.2012-0605.abstract