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Teens on a Diet

By Newsanchormom

Teens on a diet
The obesity epidemic could be causing more eating disorders. And those eating disorders could last for ten years or longer. It's a scary balancing act between making sure your kids understand being heavy is bad for their health, but not bad enough for them to start binging and purging.
FROM NBC: Teens who diet and develop extreme eating behaviors are likely to continue into young adulthood and beyond.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say data from over two-thousand young men and women shows harmful eating behaviors -- like bingeing or purging -- is not just a phase in most cases. In fact, teens who engaged in these dangerous behaviors during adolescence were still at an increased risk for the same problems 10 years later.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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