unpopular girls gain more weight


080115chealthdl.jpg where a teenage girl sees herself on her school’s social ladder may sway her future weight, a study of more than 4,000 girls finds.

“the reason this paper is so important is it has broader implications beyond weight gain,” said McNeely, who was not involved in the research but wrote an accompanying editorial. “subjective social status is not just an uncomfortable experience you grow out of, but can have important health consequences.”

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