Saturday 9 March 2019 2:45 AM UTC
NEW YORK March 9: Dieting is more than just a fad among a lot of girls today. They are ready to go to any lengths to get a perfect body. Sometimes this fantasy for great body could lead to compromising behaviours.
For example these teenage girls could try smoking, and binge drinking alongside skipping breakfast, according to a study at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
The poor body image is the underlying cause of dieting and other risky behaviour. The researchers have found a connection between dieting and behaviours like smoking and skipping.
They are not happy with what they look like. This poor self-image will certainly influence their other behaviours.
“It might seem natural for there to be a connection between dieting and behaviours such as smoking and skipping meals, but the explanation is not so clear for something like binge drinking,” said Amanda Raffoul, the lead researcher.
Perhaps the study may be true of European girls. But it doesn’t mean that extreme dieting is good for Asian girls either. One has to understand body weight is not the indicator of health.
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