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Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: Sure

In theory the answer is yes.
Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor.

In brief: Sure

In theory the answer is yes.
Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor.
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