Home > Lifestyle > Teen > Your body Your body All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight A U.S. study has found that weight screening for high school aged teenagers are not enough to get obese kids on track toward a healthier weight. Ask Teen Expert » Join Heart to Heart » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » Types of drugs teens use Teens keep cyberbullying alive Obese teens less likely to use birth control The findings of a new study suggest that obesity may be an important factor associated with adolescent women's sexual behaviour. Some South African teens are obese while others are too skinny Human Movement scientists have long suspected a link between physical inactivity and obesity among South African adolescents, but up to now there have been few hard facts and figures to back this up. Obesity predictor of early puberty in girls New research shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. 10-year-old beats the bulge Tired of feeling miserable in her own skin, Dominique Greeff took charge of her life and eating habits, and has since lost an awesome 11.5kg at the tender age of 10. Here is her story. The male teen During this period, boys experience an increase in sex drive and a growing interest in relationships. “ Latest comment on Health24 formandzen says... Not rocket science.stop over-eating,snacking,and eating crap. A good workout 3 time a week minimum wouldn't hurt either. The secret to losing weight ” The body is weird and wonderful We share a few medical facts about things we don’t really talk about – navels, farts, nipples and erections! Teenage boy loses 46kg Seventeen-year-old Jacques Bezuidenhout was constantly bullied at school for being obese. Read his inspiring weight-loss story. Ditch the stress To get your carefree self back, here are some cool ways to help you relax. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier Allergy alert » Life-threatening allergy attacks Are you allergic to wine? Allergy tests that work All you need to know about allergy The warm days of Spring are here again and as welcome as the warmth and sunshine might be, it also signifies the start of Spring allergy season. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!