Since youth are the “most likely to socially marginalize those who are overweight,” studies show that overweight teens have fewer friends and are more likely to be denied friendship. These consequences can be detrimental, leading to depression, lower self-worth and body image issues. Social marginalization has great impact upon the day to day feelings of youth and it is important to address theses issues and spread awareness among school workers, teachers, parents and adolescents themselves.
Check out the Psych Central article here.
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