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Parental diet pressure may adversely affect adolescents

A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health showed that teens, especially girls, who had been pressured by their parents to diet had increased odds of developing "extreme weight control behaviors," binge eating and obesity as young adults. Researchers also correlated parental dieting messages in adolescence with a higher likelihood of depression, as well as poor body satisfaction and self-esteem in young adulthood.

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