Thursday, May 21, 2009

Overweight and suicide in teenagers

Teenagers who are overweight, or who think they are overweight, may be more likely to make a suicide attempt. That's according to researchers from the College of Health and Human Sciences and Georgia State Universiy, both in the U.S., who studied the links beteen BMI, perceived overweight and sucide attempts in 14,000 teenagers. Both the children who were overweight and those who only thought they were were more likely to try and kill themselves.

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