Are you young and trying to gain weight? Here’s what you need to know

If you are a young adult that is trying to gain weight, then there are certain things that you need to keep in mind. According to new research which has been published in the ‘International Journal of Eating Disorders’, young adults you are trying to put on some pounds could be at the risk of developing eating disorders.

The study also revealed that 22 per cent of males between the age of 18 and 24 develop eating disorders while the number is 5 per cent in females.

While eating disorder might not sound like a big deal but in the long run, it can lead to muscle dysmorphia. The research also highlighted the dangers of using steroids and other supplements to gain weight.

“Supplements can cause liver and kidney damage. Anabolic steroids can cause both long-term and short-term health issues, including shrunken testicles, stunted growth and heart disease,” noted the lead author.

So if you are looking to gain some pounds, make sure that you do it the right way rather than putting your entire life at risk.

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