Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 at 11:05 am in Health & Safety.
As if we didn’t have enough reason to hate bullies, a study in the “American Journal of Preventive Medicine” has found a link between teasing and weight gain, especially in teenage girls. According to the study, girls who were teased were twice as likely to be overweight five years later compared to other girls included in the study. These same girls also routinely abused diet pills and laxatives and were more susceptible to eating disorders.
Relationship and family therapist Argie Allen shared some tips on the “Today” show for helping girls experiencing these problems. Find additional tips here.
– Ann Tatko-Peterson