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Jillian Michaels has announced that she will be returning to "The Biggest Loser". There is a new twist to the familiar format, and it may surprise you! The new season of the NBC weight-loss show will feature overweight teens between the ages of 13 and 17. It's definitely a controversial move for the series. Michaels spoke about the childhood obesity epidemic on the "Today" show, and stated that it is an issue that needs to be handled.

Some critics are concerned that featuring children on the show may be inappropriate. I personally question whether it is safe for a child's emotional well-being to be featured on television show of this nature. I definitely agree that it is an issue that needs to be addressed. I wonder if "The Biggest Loser" is the best way to deal with this problem. I guess we will all have to wait until January to find out!

Read the full story: Jillian Michaels Returns to 'Biggest Loser' to Tackle Teen Obesity

Weigh in below with your thoughts and comments!

@ 12:06pm ET on September 12, 2012 I think it's great that there's a spotlight being shown on childhood/teenage obesity - but knowing the often-times controversial methods involved in having contestants drop weight on that show, I'm worried that it might set up a lot of youngsters to follow too-strict or even unhealthy weight loss measures!

I'll be very curious to see if they put the same "massive weekly losses" pressure on the teenagers that they do on the adult contestants.
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