Knowledge may turn out bad for you

Well, this is something very unusual, but we need to venture into this news in order to look at the matter from a close angel. It has been reported that acquiring too much knowledge about dieting and weight loss does not always yield good consequences for the simple reason that you do not know how to implement or use that knowledge in a proper and efficient way. Knowledge is always said to be a dangerous weapon if not used for good causes, and this is where our present talk concentrates–reading too many dieting articles in magazines and perhaps on websites could lead to risky dieting practices later by people who have not understood what they have read.

This sounds too much philosophical, but it has been proved by a new study led by Patricia van den Berg, PhD. from University of Minnesota and colleagues. The team found that teenage girls, who read magazine articles about dieting and weight loss often, were three time more likely to practice extreme dieting and weight loss measures, which sometimes include vomiting and using laxatives than people who do not read such articles.

Well, it can be well understood that this research has not downplayed the role of magazines in expanding the awareness among the people to engage in better dieting habits; however, it has pointed out a fact that teenage girls are more prone to practice extreme dieting steps, which are not necessary if they can work out a good planned schedule to keep themselves fit and healthy. We can easily note that yes, knowledge does not give you results–it is the implementation of that knowledge into proper methods that brings results and helps you in achieving your goals, in whichever sphere of life you may try it. This research has clearly pointed a good point in the present time, when dieting and weight loss is the prime issue among youngesters.


My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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