Fear of obesity among adolescent girls.

  title={Fear of obesity among adolescent girls.},
  author={Nancy Moses and M M Banilivy and Fima Lifshitz},
  volume={83 3},
The perceptions concerning weight, dieting practices, and nutrition of 326 adolescent girls attending an upper middle-class parochial high school were studied in relation to their body weight. Underweight or overweight students were those with greater than 10% body weight differential for height. The high school students reported an exaggerated concern with obesity regardless of their body weight or nutrition knowledge. Underweight, normal weight, and overweight girls were dieting to lose… CONTINUE READING


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