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by Rebecca Puhl Over 500 middle ...

Posted Sep 14 2008 4:52pm

by Rebecca Puhl

Over 500 middle school and high school students in Texas responded to a recent nutrition survey that asked teens about their views on obesity. (click here for survey). While some students articulated the complexities surrounding the causes of obesity, the majority of youth expressed views that obesity is caused by laziness and lack of self-control. The teens frequently used words like “disgusting,” “gross,” and “sickening” to describe obese individuals.

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