New Delhi: Children as young as 12 are using diet pills, fat burners and are resorting to fasting and self-induced vomiting in a bid to stay fit and look good, reveals a recent study conducted among youngsters in Indian cities.
"Parents tend to overlook the strange eating habits of their kids without realizing that this is robbing them off their childhood," added Rawat.According to the survey, majority of respondents who admitted to dieting severely were ignorant of the harms. Besides, the study also revealed that some of those obsessed with dieting become anorexic and are prone to diseases like depression, anxiety, insomnia.The respondents admitted they felt worthless on being overweight, that`s the reason they starve themselves to attain a lean look. Majority of them said they exercised compulsively, often to the point of exhaustion to compensate for the calorie intake, said the survey.IANS
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