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Extreme Diets Associated with Obesity in Teen Girls

A study from the University of Texas and Stanford University School of Medicine has revealed that girls who use drastic measures to lose weight are more likely to become obese.

For the purposes of this study, "drastic measures" included excessive exercise, radical diets, appetite suppressants, laxatives, and vomiting.

Writing in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Dr. Eric Stice noted that the girls in the study may have miscalculated the amount of food they were eating and the extent to which they were exercising.

Labels: exercise, weight_gain, teens, girls, obesity

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Researchers Find Strong Link Between Obesity, Eating Disorders

Researchers associated with the University of Western Sydney (Australia) have found a strong link between obesity and eating disorders:
"People who are overweight or have weight disorder have higher weight and shape concerns, and often engage much more commonly in extreme weight control behaviors, which then develop into more serious disordered eating and eating disorders such as binge eating..."
The best way to treat an obese individual who also struggles with disordered eating is to incorporate a combined approach of counseling, diet, and exercise. Source: The World Today

Labels: body_image, weight_gain, obesity

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