Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 22nd, 2001
"Weight preoccupation in prepubertal girls is a concern because dieting at this age can impact growth and may increase risk for fatigue, irritability, low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders," said lead author Nancy E. Sherwood, PhD, of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The study results appear in the March 2001 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Using data from a survey of Girl Scouts, Sherwood and...
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