From "overweight" to "about right": evidence of a generational shift in body weight norms.

@article{Burke2010FromT,
  title={From "overweight" to "about right": evidence of a generational shift in body weight norms.},
  author={Mary A. Burke and Frank W. Heiland and Carl M Nadler},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1226-34}
}
In this article, we describe differences in the self-perception of weight status in the United States between the two most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) periods (1988-1994 and 1999-2004), and test the hypothesis that secular increases in adult mean BMI, adult obesity, and childhood obesity contributed to changes over time in weight perceptions. We find that the probability of self-classifying as overweight is significantly lower on average in the more recent… CONTINUE READING
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