Dating help for teenage girls
Dr Frankie Phillips, nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation, said early teenage years are an essential time for eating a healthy and balanced diet.
By cutting out milk and dairy products in an attempt to slim, girls miss out on a good source of calcium and risk osteoporosis later in life.
Studies also suggest that breakfast is important for mental ability at school.
The girls said they were either rushing to get to school or were missing breakfast in order to stay slim.
There are, however, additional concerns for those under 15 of age as they are less likely to be physically developed enough to sustain a healthy pregnancy or to give birth.
Risks of low birth weight, premature labor, anemia, and pre-eclampsia are connected to the biological age, being observed in teen births even after controlling for other risk factors (such as accessing prenatal care etc.).
Almost half of young teenage girls are trying to lose weight due to an alarming obsession with being slim, it emerged yesterday.
Teenage boys have certain - and sometimes incorrect - stereotypes attached to them, such as always being angry, moody, violent, and rude.In developed countries, teenage pregnancies are associated with social issues, including lower educational levels, poverty, and other negative life outcomes in children of teenage mothers.Teenage pregnancy in developed countries is usually outside of marriage, and carries a social stigma in many communities and cultures.A total of 18 per cent of those questioned aged 13 to 14 were suffering emotional problems.The survey was carried out among youngsters in East London by experts at Queen Mary, University of London, and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Dieting may also leave them lacking essential nutrients such as zinc and iron, which are found in meat.