A dark complexion is becoming increasingly common in Hispanics, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal Human Nature, found that the number of Hispanic students who reported being darker skinned increased in recent years.
The increase is driven by an increase in Hispanic girls in elementary school and high school, and in middle school, according the authors.
The study also found that Hispanic students were also more likely to report that their ethnicity influenced their appearance.
Researchers surveyed more than 1,500 Hispanic students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, from kindergarten through high school.
Researchers found that students who were darker skin tone reported being more likely than their darker-skinned peers to report having “anorexia nervosa,” or a desire to be thin, according a news release.
The researchers also found a higher prevalence of Hispanic girls who reported having had an eating disorder or other mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
They found that girls who were more likely reported having an eating disorders or mental health problem were more frequently classified as being darker-skinned, but the findings do not indicate if this was an effect of having darker skin.