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How much should teens weigh to prevent heart disease as adults? (833 words)

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications We’ve long known that being overweight can lead to cardiovascular disease and early death. We also know that being overweight as a teen makes it more likely that someone will be overweight as an adult, which is why we pediatricians talk so much to teens and their parents about getting to — and staying at — a healthy weight. …

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