Dieting to lose weight has been becoming a major concern to health professionals. Losing and gaining weight has increased eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, decrease in self-esteem, and increase in cardiovascular risk factors and mortality. (Thomsen, Steven RView Profile; Weber, Michelle MView Profile; Brown, Lora BethView Profile. Adolescence37.145(Spring 2002): 1-18) Numerous of dieting in teens could by very harmful because of its association with higher levels of smoking initiation, alcohol, and other drug use.
In this study of teen dieting they theorized that a greater proportion of many dieters who purged would report negative psychosocial and health behaviors compared with those who did not purge. They also guessed that over dieting would be the cause of negative psychosocial and health behavior outcome. With these hypothesis they did a survey in two different high schools in a suburban on mainly white females from the ages of 15 to 18.
Almost 95% of these students were white females from middle class families because this type of females are more commonly to have a eating order than any other race. These females was asked to state witch of the different diets have they used. They was asked to indicate how often with which they rely on each of the diets. They was also asked to give there grade and age.
The results on the 502 females that took the survey came back that most of these females have developed bad habits, drug usage, improper dietary habits, and low self-esteem. As a result they was completely correct. White females from the suburban are most likely to develop a bad eating disorder from being too worried about their weight.
These studies may not be 100% because some of these girls maybe too ashamed to tell the truth about their bad eating. Also some of the girls maybe in denial about having a problem with their over dieting. The overall survey I think they did a pretty good job because of the fact they...