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  Teenage girls 'hate their bodies'
Updated 06 January 2004, 07.54
Unhappy girl
Nine out of 10 teenage girls are unhappy with their body, according to a survey by Bliss magazine.

Only 8% of the 2,000 girls questioned said they were "happy" with their appearance, with 87% going so far as to say they were "unhappy".

And while only 19% of the girls were actually overweight, 67% thought they needed to shift some pounds and 64% of under 13s had already been on a diet.

Bliss has now launched a campaign to help girls learn to love their shape.

Britney has the
Britney has the "best female body"

Another worrying statistic in the survey included more than a quarter of 14-year-olds saying they had considered having plastic surgery or taking diet pills.

Almost a fifth said they were "already suffering from an eating disorder" such as anorexia or bulimia.

The girls were also asked which celeb they thought had the best female body.

Britney came first, but stars with more rounded figures - including Beyonce and J-Lo - also made the top five.

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