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New study finds 80 percent of 10 year girls have been on a diet

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Here's something that might make parents a little worried tonight.

New data released by the Keep It Real campaign found that 80-percent of all 10 year old girls have been on at least one diet.

The campaign was created as an effort to get people to think more about how their words and actions regarding perceived beauty affect a child's perception of themselves and others.

And the research from the National Eating Disorders Association backs that up.

They say 40 to 60 percent of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 are concerned about their weight, or becoming too fat and that 70 percent would prefer to be thinner.

The experts say parents need to take a more proactive role in combating the issue and encourage kids to have healthy relationships with food - not worrying about grams or calories.

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