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Teen’s Life Focused on Being ‘Ripped’

Tampa Bay Times

Josh Vogel, 17, has sculpted his body into something worthy of a weightlifting magazine cover. Experts on nutrition who are more accustomed to chiding teens for eating junk food say an obsession with dieting and bulking up -- which appears to be increasing among some boys -- may not be healthy, either, even though Josh says he’s not using steroids to get big, the Tampa Bay Timesreports.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.