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will losing weight affect puberty in a 15 yo boy?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: What is the boy's body mass index (bmi)? With a high bmi, weight loss if done properly without skimping on essential nutrients from whole foods and wild salmon can be healthy. Losing weight with a normal bmi could be unhealthy and should be discouraged.

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