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‘Tweens’ feel pressure for perfect bodies

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United Press International

Ten- and 11-year-old boys and girls feel pressured to have perfect bodies, U.S. and Canadian researchers found.

The researchers found a direct association between body satisfaction and weight in fifth graders — part of the age group increasingly known as tweens by those in media marketing…

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Harvard University in Boston found girls in this age group who lived in rural areas were more likely to report poor body satisfaction…

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