Fat ′n Happy 5 Years Later

Is It Bad for Overweight Girls to Like Their Bodies?

Patricia van den Berg, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

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Abstract

Does a moderate degree of body dissatisfaction motivate overweight adolescents to lose weight? We examined the relationship between body satisfaction and BMI 5 years later in overweight adolescent girls from Project EAT (Eating Among Teens), and found that girls with higher body satisfaction gained less weight over 5 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Body image
  • Body satisfaction
  • Eating disorders
  • Females
  • Motivation: Body mass index
  • Overweight
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Fat ′n Happy 5 Years Later : Is It Bad for Overweight Girls to Like Their Bodies? / van den Berg, Patricia; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 41, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 415-417.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

van den Berg, Patricia ; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne. / Fat ′n Happy 5 Years Later : Is It Bad for Overweight Girls to Like Their Bodies?. In: Journal of Adolescent Health. 2007 ; Vol. 41, No. 4. pp. 415-417.
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