(AP Medical Writer)

From Associated Press

January 08, 2007 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON – As if being a tween is not hard enough, scientists now call the years between 9 and 12 a time when girls are especially at risk of getting fat.

Girls are more likely to become overweight in those preteen years than when they are teenagers, researchers report Monday in The Journal of Pediatrics.

New study reveals once again to exercise and eat right, stop trying to calorie count and start nourishing the body and mind of you and your youth.

Make kids enjoy being active, make it the only way to live.  Lets put our foot down and stop choosing to be fat.