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Study Finds 80 Percent Of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been On Diet

Study Finds 80 Percent Of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been On Diet

Source: CBS News

Data released recently by the Keep It Real campaign state that 80 percent of all 10-year-old girls have been on at least one diet. Dr. Cora Collette Breuner, attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has seen first-hand the ways in which eating disorders can affect a growing child.

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