Body image issues lead to depression, drug use in teen boys: study (11.7.13)

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The latest study conducted by Boston Children's Hospital indicated that teenaged boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse.

"This kind of behavior is really a type of eating disorder", said lead researcher Alison Field, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Many people are just familiar with anorexia and bulimia as eating disorders, and they typically believe young women are the only ones who struggle with body image, she added.

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