Being overweight is worse than nuclear war?

“Young girls have indicated they are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents,” said Dr. Deborah McPhail, an expert in health and obesity from Memorial University of Newfoundland, in an interview with the Toronto Sun. “The fear of being fat is overwhelming.” To a degree, she said, healthy eating and exercising have become part of our culture’s obsession with fat avoidance. “These dominant ideas are having disastrous effects on women’s body image,” she said, indicating that 52% of girls begin dieting before the age of 14. Read the full article at the Toronto Sun for more.

Source: The Toronto Sun

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