Personality and obesity across the adult life span.

  title={Personality and obesity across the adult life span.},
  author={Angelina R. Sutin and Luigi Ferrucci and Alan B. Zonderman and Antonio Terracciano},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={101 3},
Personality traits contribute to health outcomes, in part through their association with major controllable risk factors, such as obesity. Body weight, in turn, reflects our behaviors and lifestyle and contributes to the way we perceive ourselves and others. In this study, the authors use data from a large (N = 1,988) longitudinal study that spanned more than 50 years to examine how personality traits are associated with multiple measures of adiposity and with fluctuations in body mass index… 

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