Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors is linked with Dating Apps

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The world has become much smarter now. Previously when the kids attain the marriageable age then parents use to gather many sources for finding a right match, but now the parents place has been taken by these dating apps. Children are very smart and in this internet world and variety of smart dating apps, they try to find out a meaningful relationship, match of their choice and fix a date to know each other in a better way.

There are many dating apps like Bumble, Tinder, OkCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, Happn, The League, Match.com etc.

Researchers have revealed that by using these dating apps people very often get  linked to an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs) such as vomiting, laxative use or diet pill use etc.

The study, published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, further revealed that people who use dating apps are more expected to suffer from eating disorders.

The study was conducted which included over 1,700 adults who completed an online survey. The usage of dating apps was evaluated along with their weight control behaviors.

Lead author of the study Alvin Tran from Harvard University said when the study was compared with non-users of dating apps, It was found those who used dating apps had high problems of UWCBs,  Like;

  • Vomiting for weight control
  • Using laxatives for weight control
  • Fasting for weight control
  • Using diet pills
  • Using muscle-building supplements
  • Using anabolic steroids

Women who used dating apps had 2.3 to 26.9 time’s higher risks of engaging in UWCBs while for men it was 3.2 to 14.6 times.

In continuation with the previous research, it was also found that elevated rates of UWCBs in racial/ethnic minorities, particularly African Americans were not observed they did not find the unhealthy behaviors between both the genders. They did not find elevated odds of UWCBs based on sexual orientation.

One can very well avail the advantages of these apps, but never show off to be over confident. Always keep elderly people whom you trust in pipeline to give the better advice.

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