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More weighing may mean more trouble for teens

Teenage girls who frequently weigh themselves are more likely to binge eat and resort to unhealthy dieting measures, according to new research from SPH professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer.

A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health found frequent selfweighing in teenage females did not help with better weight management. And the most frequent scale-steppers were more likely to skip meals, use diet pills or laxatives, smoke to lose weight, and binge eat.

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