Obesity, body dissatisfaction, and emotional well-being in early and late adolescence: findings from the project EAT study.

@article{Mond2011ObesityBD,
  title={Obesity, body dissatisfaction, and emotional well-being in early and late adolescence: findings from the project EAT study.},
  author={Jonathan Mond and Patricia A van den Berg and Kerri N. Boutelle and P. J. Hannan and Dianne R Neumark-Sztainer},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={373-8}
}
PURPOSE We tested the hypothesis that, at two different stages of adolescence, impairment in emotional well-being associated with obesity is mediated by body dissatisfaction (BD). METHODS Self-reported measures of BD, emotional well-being (self-esteem, depressive mood), height and weight, and socio-demographic information were completed by the same female (n = 366) and male (n = 440) participants during early (mean age = 12.8 years) and late (17.3 years) adolescence. For each measure and at… CONTINUE READING
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