A recent study done in the United States show that 80% of all girls aged 10 years were on a diet at least once in their life. According to experts, this is very dangerous, as girls that age are still undergoing physical and mental development.
Research shows that one in four American children under the age of 7 has been put on a diet by his parents. More worrying is the fact that a third of the boys aged 6-8 years wished they had been thinner. “We live in a society that focuses on weight loss, so it is no surprise that people fall prey to these obsessions,” said a National Eating Disorders Association representative.