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Diet and Keeping Healthy Body Weight in Children

Author: Dr. Aimee Dmytryshyn, MedSchoolForParents.com Expert
Today’s media relates thinness to beauty, success and health. Many outlets advertise ways to lose weight that are motivated by financial gains, rather than science. Studies have found that 1 in 5 teenage girls is on a diet at any time in Canada, America, Australia and Britain. Dieting can lead to substance abuse, smoking and unprotected sex.
 
 
Top Tips from Dr. Aimee Dmytryshyn, medschoolforparents.com Expert:

 

  1. Discourage teenager from dieting, fasting, or skipping meals by teaching them to be wary of media
  2. Encourage physical activity and its’ health benefits
  3. Seek your physician if your teenager is engaging in serious weight loss practices

 

 
Updated: 03/08/2017
 

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