Girls skip meals to be slimmer in UK

by Paola Battista - 2013.07.08
Girls skip meals to be slimmer in UK
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In the United Kingdom teens from primary and secondary schools want to lose weight and are afraid of going to school because of bullying. The report Young People into 2013 from the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) reveals, after having asked health-related behaviour questions to over 68,000 pupils aged between 10 and 15. According to the research, especially girls want to be slimmer. 63% of 14-15 year old females, 54% of 12-13 year old females and 37% of 10-11 year old females 'would like to lose weight', compared with 29% of 14-15 year old males, 34% of 12-13 year old males and 28% of 10-11 year old males. This the reason why they are starting to skip meals. Indeed 17% of girls have 'nothing at all to eat or drink for breakfast this morning' and 19% had nothing for lunch on the previous day.

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