Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 17th, 1997
This is a stereotype that sets nine-year-olds dieting and teaches adolescent girls that their bodies will never be good enough. A national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta finds 63 percent of teenage girls are dieting and many are using dangerous methods such as vomiting, laxatives, and fasting. Eating disorders are reaching epidemic proportions, infiltrating children, and resulting in needless deaths.
Fact: diets don't work. "When you undereat, your metabolism slows down creating the very...
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