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Teen weightlifting getting out of hand, study says

11:31 AM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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KARE - It's good to see young people working out.

At Minnesota's Edina High School on Monday, athletes were lifting weights to be in top physical form.

Football player Peter Heffelfinger said a lot of athletes he knows are concerned with muscle mass.

"I think it's more of a pressure to be bigger and get that starting spot rather than look good," Heffelfinger says.

But there are new concerns that some teens are going too far. A new University of Minnesota study published in the journal Pediatrics shows teens are doing more to add muscle.

Researchers say the numbers are higher than previous research has shown.


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