An inquiry by MPs has heard that more than half the British public suffers from a negative body image.
Children and adolescents were seen to be more vulnerable to body image concerns.
The report said around half of girls and up to one third of boys have dieted to lose weight and children and young people with body image dissatisfaction were less likely to engage in learning in school
It also said the problem is so acute that girls as young as five now worry about their size and appearance, with children in danger of picking up their parents' body-related anxieties.
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