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26 March 2012

Talking about weight tied to poor self-image

People who often make comments about their weight are more likely to have a poor body image and to suffer depression, according to a new study.

People who often make comments about their weight are more likely to have a poor body image and to suffer depression, according to a new study.

The more often a person engaged in fat talk, the lower his or her body satisfaction and the higher the level of depression. The researchers also found that lower body satisfaction was associated with greater amounts of fat talk, which, in turn, was linked with increase depression and greater perceived pressure to be thin.

 
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