Weight dissatisfaction and weight loss attempts among Canadian adults

Green, Kathryn L.; Cameron, Roy; Polivy, Janet; Cooper, Karen; Liu, Liyan; Leiter, Lawrence; Heatherton, Todd
July 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/01/97 Supplement, Vol. 157, pS17
Academic Journal
The article highlights a study regarding the pattern of weight dissatisfaction and weight loss attempts among Canadian adults between 1986 to 1992. Women were more likely than men to wish they weighed less and to be trying to lose weight. The most commonly mentioned reason for trying to lose weight was to improve general health, followed by increasing attractiveness.


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