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27 December 2012

Overweight teens report high rates of bullying

A new survey of teenagers in weight-loss programs found that 64% had been teased or bullied because of their weight.

A new survey of teenagers in weight-loss programs found that 64% had been teased or bullied because of their weight, and although the lion's share of teasing came from their peers some of the perpetrators have included parents, teachers and coaches.

And there's a complication: not everyone in the study is heavier than normal. The survey included teens who used to be overweight and attended weight-loss camps to get support to remain at a healthier weight.

 
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