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Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble, Archives of Disease in Childhood Reveals



4/9/2012 10:21:26 AM

Many teens carry school backpacks that exceed 10 percent to 15 percent of their body weight, which puts them at risk for back pain and related disorders, a new study says. The threat posed by the heavy weight is made greater by the fact that most teens don't get enough exercise, according to the researchers.

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