Friday, December 28, 2012

Overweight Teens Report High Rates of Bullying, Teasing

HealthDay News, December 26, 2012

"A new survey of teenagers in weight-loss programs found that 64 percent had been teased or bullied because of their weight, and although the lion's share of teasing came from their peers some of the perpetrators have included parents, teachers and coaches.
'Kids who are clinically obese are experiencing teasing and bullying, not just at school but at home. That means they have few sources of support or allies,' said survey author Rebecca Puhl." Read More

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