The Adult Body: How Age, Gender, and Body Mass Index Are Related to Body Image

@article{lgars2009TheAB,
  title={The Adult Body: How Age, Gender, and Body Mass Index Are Related to Body Image},
  author={Monica {\AA}lgars and Pekka Santtila and Markus Varjonen and Katarina Witting and Ada Johansson and Patrick Jern and N. Kenneth Sandnabba},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={1112 - 1132}
}
Objectives: Body image and perceived attractiveness were examined, and the impact of age, gender, and body mass index (BMI) was analyzed and discussed from an evolutionary and a sociocultural perspective. Method: The population-based sample consisted of 11,468 Finnish men and women aged 18 to 49 years. Results: Both age-related decrease and increase in body satisfaction was detected as well as interactions between age and gender. Some effects were nonlinear. Women were generally less satisfied… Expand
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