Adolescent Boys Who Consider Themselves Too Skinny May Face Greater Risk For Depression.

HealthDay (1/15, Preidt) reports that according to studies published online in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity, adolescent “boys who think they’re too skinny are at increased risk for depression, and they’re more likely to be bullied and use steroids.” In the first “study, researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 2,100 boys who were about 16 years old in 1996 and followed for 13 years,” while in the second, investigators “analyzed data from a 2009 survey of more than 8,000 boys in grades nine through 12 across the United States.”

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— “Teen Boys Who Think They’re Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, January 14, 2014.

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