Educational institution is linked to weight behaviors in study

10/24/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Women attending two-year colleges were more likely than those attending four-year colleges to eat less-healthy meals, take diet pills, watch television often and be overweight or obese, a study of 16,539 students showed. However, researchers found that women who went to four-year colleges were more likely to use potentially dangerous weight-control strategies, such as vomiting and binge eating.

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