USA: Dieting starts early: Almost 1 in 20 of America's 12-year-olds are on a diet
According to Mintel Consumer Intelligence report The US Diet Aids Report, teenagers are a significant market segment for the diet aids market, with some 14% of teen dieters use meal replacements, and 6% use diet pills. The findings of Mintel's report show that overall, fewer than one in 10 U.S. teenagers are on a diet to lose weight. But teenage girls are more than four times as likely as teenage boys to be dieting. Dieting is most common among teenagers aged 16 and 17, but almost 5% of America's 12-year-olds say that they are on a diet.
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