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Learning to love our bodies

A young woman dies taking diet pills; girls as young as eight are dissatisfied with their bodies... How raising awareness around obesity is triggering eating disorders

Gradual weightloss no better than crash diets in the long term

New study shows that people who lose weight slowly and steadily are no more likely to keep it off in the long term than those who opt for crash dieting - but some experts say doctors should be able to recommend crash diets because even short-term weight loss will improve the health of the obese