POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:21am
UPDATED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:21am
Teasing girls about their weight has an effect that lasts long after the joke ends. In a new study, more than 1,500 women filled out surveys detailing their eating behaviors and whether they were teased as children. Researchers found nearly half had been ridiculed because of their weight. These women were more likely to binge eat, purge, misuse medicine and exercise excessively as young adults. They say it is important to teach children that teasing others about their weight is unacceptable.