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Can you tell me is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fasting: Teen age girls are in the middle of a growth spurt. Fasting may be harmful because a wholesome diet is needed to sustain growth.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

I'm not sure but is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

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Dr. Gregory Sysyn
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Generally speaking..: Participation in fad diets like these are concerning behaviors for teenage girls. They may also lead to other health problems or be symptoms of psychological concerns. Dietary concerns like these should be discussed with your child and your child's doctor.

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