Troubling trend: Teens bulking up
POSTED: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 4:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — It's good to see young people working out.
At Minnesota's Edina High School on Monday, athletes were lifting weights to be in top physical form.
Football player Peter Heffelfinger said a lot of athletes he knows are concerned with muscle mass.
"I think it's more of a pressure to be bigger and get that starting spot rather than look good," Heffelfinger says.
But there are new concerns that some teens are going too far.
A new University of Minnesota study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows teens are doing more to add muscle.
Researchers say the numbers are higher than previous research has shown.