More media attention for Temple study on teens and weight loss

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For the second day in a row, a study led by Temple doctoral candidate Clare Lenhart has received notable media attention. The study analyzed data collected from more than 44,000 Philadelphia high schoolers and found that while the majority said they were trying to lose weight, they were engaging in counter-productive behavior such as smoking, drinking sodas and playing video games. "If they're demonstrating interest in changing, it's a good first step," said Lenhart. "It's a matter of helping them and taking the following steps from there."