Teenagers With Poor Body Image Are More Likely To Become Obese

January 22, 2015 8:46 PM

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Thinking you're fat could actually lead to weight gain, according to new research on body image in teens.

A paper published in the journal Psychological Science found that teens who have distorted body image — specifically, that they thought they were overweight when they were actually normal weight — had a 40 percent greater risk of becoming obese before turning 30, reports New York Magazine’s Science ...

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