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JAN 03, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Eating Disorders In Young Teens May Impact Weight Later In Adolescence (STUDY)

BY KATHLEEN RAVEN NEW YORK Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:18pm EST (Reuters Health) - Young teens who binge eat and those who are fearful of weight gain may be more likely to become overweight later in adolescence, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. Researchers looked for early symptoms of eating disorders among more than 7,000 13-year-olds and found certain symptoms predicted which children would have weight problems at age 15. Girls who engaged in binge eating at 13 had an average increase in body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height, of 24 percent two years ... Read More

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