Overweight People Think They are Slimmer Than They Actually Are!

by Kathy Jones on  March 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM Obesity News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Overweight women and children often think that they are slimmer than they actually are, a new study conducted by researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center reveals.
 Overweight People Think They are Slimmer Than They Actually Are!
Overweight People Think They are Slimmer Than They Actually Are!

Around 111 women and 111 children took part in the study, with 66 percent of the women and 39 percent of the children being overweight.

The researchers then showed various images of body silhouettes with differing range of weights and found that more than 80 percent of obese women and 86 percent of overweight kids underestimated their weights.

"The implication of this is the overwhelming impact of obesity on children who are growing up in communities where obesity and overweight is the norm rather than the exception. Strategies to overcome the obesity epidemic will need to address this barrier to weight loss", lead researcher Dr Nicole Dumas said.



Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Ideal Body Weight Battle of the Bulge Anti-Quick Fix Weight Loss 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

Advertisement

News Category

News Archive