Dieting At A Young Age Might Lead To Harmful Health Habits
Researchers say women who diet at a young age are at greater risk of developing harmful health habits, including eating disorders and alcohol abuse.By Briana Altergott | July 30, 2014
Women who start dieting when they're younger might be at a higher risk for some dangerous, long-term health consequences. (Via Getty Images)
According to a new study presented at a meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior in Seattle, dieting at a young age could lead to harmful health habits later in life.
HealthDay quotes one of the study's researchers: "The younger a woman was when she started her first diet, the more likely she was [later] to use extreme weight control behaviors — like vomiting or laxative misuse. ... She was also more likely to misuse alcohol and be overweight or obese when she reached her 30s."