It is widely believe that women who are fanatical about their weight, are quite conscious about every calorie they consume and each new pound they gain.
But a new study has revealed that for a number of women, this fact does not hold true. They don't notice recently added weight.
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers found that a significant number of women evaluated at six-month intervals did not recognize recent gains in weight, the Discovery News reported.
The study, which is considered to be the first to explore the accuracy of self-perception of recent weight gain, found that African-American women and women who used DMPA users (the birth control shot), were more likely than white or Hispanic women to notice their weight gain.
The study has been published in the March issue of the Journal of Women's Health.