Body Image Stronger Predictor Of Health Than Obesity - Science Daily

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Wed, 2008-02-27 14:41 by Hans-Georg

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Body Image Is Stronger Predictor Of Health Than Obesity, Says Study

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 13, 2008) – In a study to examine the impact of desired body weight on the number of unhealthy days subjects report over one month, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that the desire to weigh less was a more accurate predictor of physically and mentally unhealthy days, than body mass index (BMI). In addition, the desire to lose weight was more predictive of unhealthy days among Whites than among African-Americans or Hispanics, and among women than among men. …

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