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Do carbs stunt growth in teens?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stunt ?: Carbs are part of the nutrition that provide usable energy the quickest of all nutrients. Used in a proper balance with other nutrients it does not "stunt" growth. Used in excess, carbs are easily converted to fat stores. The body can actually make all the carbs it needs (although slower) from proteins & fats. Getting carbs from vegetables can help weight control better than carbs from sugars.

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