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Boys suffering from body image concerns

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 2:46 p.m. MDT

Boys aren't excluded from body image issues. The Atlantic recently reported that boys are feeling the pressure to make their bodies more fit. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) Boys aren't excluded from body image issues. The Atlantic recently reported that boys are feeling the pressure to make their bodies more fit. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

It’s not just girls feeling the pressure of body image. More recently, boys are, too.

The Atlantic recently reported that boys are concerned about their weight and appearance and that those who are often resort to binge drinking or drug use or even fall into depression.

“You want people to be concerned enough about their weight to make healthy decisions,” said Dr. Alison Field, a professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, to The Atlantic, “but not so concerned that they’re willing to take whatever means it takes — healthy or unhealthy — to achieve their desired physique.”

Read the full article at theatlantic.com.

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