torsdag 2 oktober 2008

Turn that smile upside down, Fatty McFatfat

Från Physorg:

Researchers analyzed the body mass index (BMI) of 3,665 children and adolescents and found about 14 percent of students were overweight (BMI of 25 and over), 9 percent were obese (BMI of 30 and over), but only 1.6 percent of kids perceived themselves as having excess weight.
"If you are surrounded by overweight people, you may be more vulnerable to distorted perceptions about your own weight," says Tracie Barnett, from the Université de Montréal Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and Ste-Justine Hospital Research Centre.
"That's why obesity prevention programs should be created to help youth correct their weight misperceptions."

Forskarna har alltså kommit fram till att för många barn och ungdomar (åldersgrupperna 9, 13 och 16 år) trivs med din kropp och anser att det bör bedrivas (statlig) kampanj för att rätta till det.

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