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As a teen, how can my body image affect my health?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
A teenager's body image -- your perception of your own body and the way that you convey this vision to yourself and others -- can have a huge impact on both your physical and emotional health. The inability to perceive your body in a good light can lead to lowered self-esteem and depression. People with extremely poor body images are considered to be at risk for several types of eating disorders, the most common being anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
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