Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 15th, 2001
Adolescent females who diet more often are four times more likely to start smoking. S. Bryn Austin and colleagues suggest that dieting may cause psychological distress and exacerbate weight concerns, which lead to an escalation of weight-control methods such as smoking.
Almost 1,300 middle-school girls and boys in the Boston area participated in the study from 1995 to 1997. The association between dieting frequency at...
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