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Unformatted text preview: cities may be to blame; large portion sizes and fast food chains are some of the many aspects of urban living. This ongoing urban life style has contributed to adolescents eating more food in general, and more unhealthy food. Overeating among adolescents is associated with a variety of adverse behaviors and negative psychological experiences including low self-esteem and suicidal tendencies TM. The association of suicidal tendencies is stronger in those meeting the criteria for binge eating syndrome. In addition to urbanization, society has many mental impacts on children. Obesity has been related to psychosocial conditions including rejection, low self-esteem, body image etc. Society has idealized the perfect body; therefore, affecting the way people perceives themselves. All in all, obesity can lead to a risk in the development of depression and anxiety disorders....
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- Spring '11