Pleasantly Plump: One-Third of Overweight Women in Denial
Good news for chubby-chasers in Texas: a new study out of the University of Texas Medical Branch claims that "37 percent of overweight women and 10.5 percent of obese women were of the notion that their weight was normal or too low."
Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study surveyed over 2,200 women between the ages of 18-25 "who visited several Texas reproductive-health clinics." The study found "that overweight women who considered themselves as normal weight had less inclination towards employing healthy approaches to reduce their weight."
Lead researcher Mashbubur Rahman was quoted as saying "Since one in four overweight and obese women think that they are normal weight, it is a big obstacle [we assume there was no pun intended] to obesity prevention efforts."
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