London: Even girls as young as 12 in the UK are unhappy with their weight and are skipping meals in an effort to be skinny, a study has found. The study by the Schools Health Education Unit found that half of girls in grade eight, who were aged 12 and 13 wanted to be thinner, the `Daily Mail` reported. As many as 58 per cent of girls in grade ten, aged 14 or 15, said they wanted to lose weight. During the research, 31,354 boys and girls aged ten to 15 were questioned about their eating habits and body image. Young girls revealed how they were controlling their eating in their quest to be thinner. A quarter of grade ten girls skipped breakfast on the morning they were questioned and 20 per cent had skipped lunch the day before.
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