EPI 2011 - Weight Perception

Obese and overweight women, children underestimate true weight - American Heart Association Meeting Report - Abstract P162
 
Study highlights:
  • Overweight and obese women and children underestimate their body weight.
  • Almost half of the mothers with overweight and obese children think that their children’s weight is normal.
  • Obese images appear to have become acceptable norms in some families; thereby, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease.

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