Healthy Living

Jul 30, 2014 7:16 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Dieting at a young age could lead to problems later on

New research reveals girls who begin dieting at a young age may face health problems later in life.

A team of scientists asked college women to report on their dieting and weight history and then followed up 10 years later.

Scientists found the younger the woman was when she began her first diet, the more likely she was to have an eating disorder, abuse alcohol, and be overweight or obese in her 30's.

Experts say these results show the importance of teaching young girls about overall wellness, rather than focusing on weight loss alone.

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