Focus on weight loss is counterproductive for overweight teens

06/24/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) · Reuters

Overweight teens whose parents discussed diet and weight loss were more likely to go on a diet or display unhealthy weight control behaviors -- such as skipping meals or using laxatives -- than teens who received healthy eating advice, U.S. researchers said. The study was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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