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Schoolbags not linked to back pain in children: Study

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Schoolbag use doesn’t appear to increase the risk of back pain in children and adolescents, according to an Australian review of previous studies.

Guidelines published by different organisations recommend limits on backpack weight for children, ranging from 5 per cent to 20 per cent of their body weight. However, there have been no reviews summarizing the scientific literature, say the authors.

Published at Wed, 16 May 2018 01:24:49 +0000