Boys’ body image issues get 3D focus

Fri 16 February 18

An Australian-first school program aimed at preventing teen boys with poor body image turning to steroids and supplements is in development at Victoria University. Researchers, including international body image expert Dr Zali Yager, are developing the Three Dimension (3D) Project which will use an intervention-based program for 14-16 year old boys to address major predictors of steroid and supplement usage. The project is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Dr Yager said there were no current intervention programs collectively targeting the three key predictors of steroid use and doping; body dissatisfaction, attitudes toward doping in sport and use of supplements. She said her previous research had shown boys with poor body image were more likely to have lenient attitudes toward Click here to continue reading.

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