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Teenage boys and diet pills

Diet pills, body waxing and skin treatments are things that girls would naturally go for. But a recent study tells us that it's not just the girls who do these things, boys are now keen on keeping a slim figure, receiving spa services and getting treatments for their skin.

Diet pills, body waxing and skin treatments are things that girls would naturally go for. But a recent study tells us that it's not just the girls who do these things anymore, teenage boys are now keen on keeping a slim figure, maintaining a smooth skin and looking good and fit. Shocked? Well, blame it on peer (or media) pressure.

Dr. Jay Yoo of Baylor University studied more than a hundred fifty teenage boys in the US. As a result, he discovered that teenage boys these days are more conscious about their looks because of constant pressure to conform to what the media says is handsome. They are now eager to receive spa services and use salon products just to look like their favourite celebrity.

Dr. Yoo discovered that many teenage boys have a distorted notion of what a healthy body looks like. For them, healthy is slim while unhealthy is overweight. This thinking leads them to take diet pills. Years ago, boys taking diet pills was unheard of. But now, it is just a normal thing.

Does your teenage son feel pressured to conform to the media's standard for beauty? What changes in his grooming and eating habits have you noticed?