Normal-weight and overweight female adolescents with and without extreme weight-control behaviours: Emotional distress and body image concerns.

@article{CruzSez2015NormalweightAO,
  title={Normal-weight and overweight female adolescents with and without extreme weight-control behaviours: Emotional distress and body image concerns.},
  author={Soledad Cruz-S{\'a}ez and Aitziber Pascual and Karmele Salaberr{\'i}a and Enrique Echebur{\'u}a},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={730-40}
}
The objective of this study was to analyse emotional distress and concerns related to body image in 712 normal-weight and overweight adolescent girls. A total of 12.3 per cent of the normal-weight girls and 25 per cent of the overweight girls showed extreme weight-control behaviours. In normal-weight adolescents, their engagement in extreme weight-control behaviours was associated with high levels of somatic symptoms, a drive for thinness and control over eating. In overweight girls, high… CONTINUE READING
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