Adolescents have grown taller and put on weight over the last thirty years, but the problem of underweight teens may be worse, a study in the online open access journal BMC Public Health suggests. An analysis of the height, weight, and body-mass index of teenagers during and in Norway demonstrates a shift towards taller and heavier teenagers, but also hints that there are more underweight adolescents. Health researchers commonly use body mass index BMI , calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared, in weight-related health studies. Better nutrition increases both height and weight, and reduces health problems connected with malnutrition. However, increases in BMI can also point to poor diet and lack of exercise. They compared the data with adolescents in the same age group collected by Norway's National Health Screening Service in
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