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Kids as young as 7 are dieting to ward off school bullies

A recent survey of 1,500 of children between ages 7 and 18 revealed that young teens diet and worry about their weight, the Huffington Post reports. About 44 percent of children between the ages of 11 and 13 say they’ve been bullied because of their weight, and more than 40 percent of kids younger than 10 admitted they were concerned about packing on the pounds, with nearly one-fourth reporting having been on a diet in the last year, according to the Press Association. Results also highlight that a majority of participants are aware of several unhealthy weight-loss methods, such as using laxatives, throwing up, administering a regular diet and visiting anorexia websites…

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