Girls' self-perception of popularity tied to weight gain

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Marko links to a new study of 4000 teenage girls shows that girls who perceive themselves to be popular are less likely to gain significant quantities of weight in the future (reported on here). In fact, girls who considered themselves unpopular, were 69% more likely, over the following two years, to increase their weight by two body mass units (the equivalent of about 11 pounds, depending on height and weight).

Go check it out, interesting issues to think around.


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