Kids As Young As Eight May Experience Body Dissatisfaction That May Predict Risk For Later Eating Disorders

TIME (7/25, Sifferlin) reported, “Boys and girls as young as age eight can experience dissatisfaction with their bodies that can predict their risk for eating disorders later in life,” according to a study published in the July issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. After following “about 6,000 children until they were 14 years old,” researchers found that “at age eight, 5% of girls and 3% of boys were unhappy with their bodies.”

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— “Kids Are Unhappy With Their Bodies as Young as Age 8,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, July 24, 2015.

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