Obesity at age 18 has the same risk for premature death as that of heavy smokers – heavy smokers are those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day.
Caffeine has been a choice to boost energy for centuries but the caffeinated beverage of choice for the young seems to be changing.
New research finds that elevated blood pressure in the late teens helps predict the chances of heart disease later on.
The National Youth Tobacco Survey looked at middle and high school students use of smokeless tobacco and found it increased significantly in the 15 to 17-year-old age group.
Researchers followed adolescents from ages 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in average BMI.