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February 16, 2006

Teasing and Eating Disorders

Kids who are teased about being overweight are more likely to become binge eaters or engage in unhealthy dieting, according to public health researchers at the University of Minnesota. In her study, researcher Jess Haines says her team surveyed more than 4,700 middle- and high-school age children in 31 Minnesota schools.

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