Weight and shape concerns and dieting behaviours among pre-adolescents and adolescents in Japan.

@article{Kaneko1999WeightAS,
  title={Weight and shape concerns and dieting behaviours among pre-adolescents and adolescents in Japan.},
  author={Koichi Kaneko and Nobuo Kiriike and Kenji Ikenaga and Dai Miyawaki and Sakae Yamagami},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={365-71}
}
The attitudes towards body weight and shape, desire for thinness and dieting behaviours were investigated in pre-adolescent and adolescent girls and boys (547 elementary school students, 615 junior high school students, and 470 senior high school students) aged 10-17 years in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, by a self-report questionnaire. Forty-eight per cent of 10-year-old females and 84% of 17-year-old females categorized themselves as 'fat' or 'too fat'. The fear of weight gain and desire for… CONTINUE READING

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