The relation between body size perception and change in body mass index over 13 years: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.

@article{Lynch2009TheRB,
  title={The relation between body size perception and change in body mass index over 13 years: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.},
  author={Elizabeth B. Lynch and K. -L. Liu and Gina S. Wei and Bonnie J. Spring and Catarina I. Kiefe and Philip Greenland},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 7},
  pages={857-66}
}
The authors assessed associations of body size perception and weight change over 13 years in black men and women and white men and women from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study (1992-2005). The perceptions of self and ideal body size were measured by using the Stunkard 9-figure scale at the year 7 examination (1992-1993). Figures were classified into underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese. Self-ideal discrepancy yielded 4 body size satisfaction… CONTINUE READING
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