胖孩子更容易学坏?新托福考试阅读练习

2011-04-28 18:00:04 新托福考试阅读

  身体肥胖的孩子除了身体健康方面的问题外,还比体重正常的孩子更容易染上恶习?今天的新托福考试阅读练习资料就会与大家讨论这个话题。

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  Obese teens tend to be socially outcast, and so researchers had long assumed they were less likely to engage in the kinds of risky social behaviors that mark traditional adolescence: drinking, smoking and hooking up. But a new survey finds that in fact obese teens are just as likely to participate in these rites of teenhood as their thinner peers.

  In some ways, obese teens' behavior is even riskier. The study found that obese teenagers drank alcohol about as often as normal-weight classmates, but they were more likely to smoke cigarettes. And while obese teen girls were less likely to have sex than thin girls, those who were sexually active were more likely to use drugs or alcohol before sex.

  The survey included responses from 9,000 high school students. Among the students, 410 were extremely obese, and the rest were considered healthy weight.

  "Obese adolescents are already at greater risk for the development of additional chronic health conditions, the likes of which may be exacerbated by cigarette smoking, resulting in compound health risk," wrote the researchers.


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