A survey by the Dietitians Association of Australia reveals 42 per cent of young women are resolved to lose weight this year.

Nothing new here. They had the same resolution last year. Around the developed world, the situation is the same. One study found 95 per cent of 16- to 21-year-olds in Britain want to change their body shapes while about 63 per cent of American women want to lose weight.

In Norway, a study of 3500 young women showed 49 per cent wanted to change the way they looked and would consider cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction, to do it.

– Sarah Berry 

via Weighed down by excess worry | smh.com.au.