Young boys weigh in on body image problems

Mon 24 October 16

One in five six to eight-year-old boys worry about their weight and body image, according to results of recent Australian research. The boys, growing up in an era of fat-shaming, media stereotypes and obsession with thin bodies, are struggling with their body size and shape at an alarmingly early age. The research, part of Roy Morgan’s nationwide Young Australians Survey found boys in this age category were more likely to have body image issues today compared to 2012. Roy Morgan Research chief executive Michel Levine said the number of obese and overweight Australian adults and generalisations such as “overweight people are lazy” and thin people are more successful filter down to children and influence their own beliefs about weight and Click here to continue reading.

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