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80 Percent of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been on a Diet

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Friday, July 6, 2012

80 Percent of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been on a Diet

A study published in the Journal of Christian Nursing finds that 80 percent of 10-year-old girls have been on a diet.

The study also revealed that 53 percent of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies, a number that increases to 78 percent by age 17 and three out of four teenage girls feel depressed, guilty and shameful after spending three minutes looking through a fashion magazine.

According to the study, the number one wish of girls 11 to 17 is to be thinner. On top of this, 43 percent of first- to third-grade girls want to be thinner.

Source: Daily Mail