Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Missing the Obvious

CHICAGO - Magazine headlines entice teenage girls with promises like, “Get the body you want!” or “Hit your dream weight now!”
But a new study suggests reading articles about diet and weight loss could have unhealthy consequences later.
Teenage girls who frequently read magazine articles about dieting were more likely five years later to practice extreme weight-loss measures such as vomiting than girls who never read such articles, the University of Minnesota study found.

“Gee, or it could be that girls with anorexic tendencies seek out articles on dieting and weight loss because that is one of their interests. But then that wouldn't read as well when you try to publish the study I suppose"


At 4:36 AM, Anonymous Olivia said...

Wasn't that old news?


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