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JAN 14, 2014 - Huffington Post

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'Too Skinny': Teen Boys' Body Image Linked With Depression, Steroid Use, Study Finds

Teen boys who view themselves as "too skinny" when they are actually a healthy weight may face a higher risk of depression in adolescence and later in life, while boys who feel like they are underweight compared with their peers have a higher risk of steroid use, according to two new studies published in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity. The first study included 2,139 boys who were followed for 13 years starting from when they were around age 16 in 1996. The participants took surveys about every six years answering their perceptions of their weight (such as "very underweight" or ... Read More

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