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Girls 'link happiness to weight'

23rd November 2007

Young girls surveyed from the ages of seven to 10 said they thought slenderness would make them more "happy, popular and successful".

In the report, published by Girlguiding UK and an eating disorders charity, the respondents said that people who were overweight were more likely to be "bullied and sad".

The research team talked to members of the Brownies in order to gather information on body image for the study.

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