Dieting Mothers Encourage Daughters To Diet

The majority of teenage girls are worried about their weight and are twice as likely to diet should their mums be dieting, according to a new survey.
93 per cent of girls are worried about their shape, with 58 per cent stating that their families make comments on their diets, according to survey results from Sugar magazine.
15 per cent of survey participants admitted they diet frequently. This figure rises to 30 per cent for girls whose mothers alter their eating habits regularly.
Moreover, 25 per cent of teenage girls stated that they have a friend with an eating disorder .
It is a pity that mothers are passing on their anxieties to their daughters, with teenager concern about weight being so high.

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