Overweight Teens May Feel Stigmatized, Bullied For Their Size

HealthDay (5/2, Dotinga) reports that according to a review published online April 30 in the journal BMJ Open, “overweight teens are likely to feel stigmatized, isolated and even bullied for their size.” After reviewing “30 studies that surveyed teens in the United Kingdom (aged 12 to 18) about weight issues,” researchers concluded that “approaches that merely educate and admonish individuals about lifestyles and being overweight are not only insufficient but also potentially counterproductive.”

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— “Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study,” , HealthDay, May 1, 2014.

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