The study found that having obese parents, suffering from depression, and engaging in radical dieting like forced vomiting, were all risk factors for future obesity in adulthood.

“Engaging in these radical behaviors isn’t going to stop you from being obese,” said psychologist Eric Stice, Ph.D., the lead author of the study. “In fact they’re likely to do the opposite.”

I’m curious, however, why they chose to focus only on girls.

I guess because being a fat woman is just so much grosser and more dangerous. Of course, women are more likely to engage in vomiting and anorexic behavior, leading to greater percentage of obesity? Or not? Without a comparison among teenage boys, this is sort of floating around in nowhere land.

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