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Physically Active Teens Stay Out of Trouble


By Amy Norton

Teenagers who stay active, participating in anything from football to skateboarding, are less likely than their sedentary peers to smoke, drink or take other health risks, new research shows.

Much has been made about the importance of exercise in fighting the swelling problem of childhood obesity. But just as important are the effects regular physical activity can have on kids' behavior, according to Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, the lead author of the new study.

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