Predicting Obesity In Life - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/27/05

Predicting Obesity In Life

It might help for young girls to know this and boys, too, if they're flirting with an eating disorder.

A new study followed almost 500 teenage girls who used extreme methods, such as vomiting and laxatives, to control their weight. Researchers found the extreme group was at a higher risk for obesity than girls who don't engage in extreme behaviors.

They say if girls understood they're increasing their risk of weight gain by resorting to vomiting or laxatives, they might be more inclined to look for sensible ways to lose weight.

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