Badly written, in my opinion.
First, a claim about “over-consumption” and “long-term health problems” without any further details or anything to back it up.
Then, not over-consumption seems to be the problem, but rather that people use supplements as a crutch to slack off regarding proper nutrition - something completely different.
After that, it’s boys “growing up too quickly”, as if older generations didn’t have to work for a living, perform hard manual labor or even fight as soldiers at a younger age than that mentioned in the article. In some countries, this still is reality.
Also, why can’t you lift and play some kind of sports, follow a normal path of development (mental or physical?) and get a decent education? And what teenager doesn’t care what he looks like? Is this really that different than it was years ago?
Then the quote of a guy not wanting to be “obese”.
Basically, I was not able to fathom what the author considered the actual health threat to be. I realize they were trying to touch as many aspects as possible, but none of them per se, i.e. supplementation, lifting weights, being ambitious with regard to your physique etc., seem to pose a problem if they are not pursued in a grossly exaggerated way. In that case, it’s obviously not the lifting or wanting to build muscle mass itself, there rather has to be some underlying problem of a different nature.
It is kind of shocking that more and more young men don’t want to look like Beckham, though…