7-year olds on diet
Every fifth seven-year old girl in Sweden wishes she were thinner, shows a new study.

But these young girls often wait a few years before they actively try to lose weight, and that is good news according to researcher Josefin Westerberg-Jacobson. That means there’s time to counteract the extreme thin ideal, which can lead to eating disorders. Over 400 girls in Uppsala were followed during a period of 8 years. Of high-school aged girls, some 50% were on a diet.