Many fat women think they are slim

| 24/11/2010

(Daily Telegraph): An American study questioned over 2,000 women about their size, diet and exercise habits and took measurements. It found that many women were often unaware about whether they were a healthy weight or not. Co-author Dr Mahbubur Rahman, of University of Texas, said: "As obesity numbers climb, many women identify overweight as normal, not based on the scale but on how they view themselves." It was found that 25 per cent of overweight women misjudged their body weight along with 16 per cent of normal weight women. The findings have serious consequences for obesity prevention, the researchers said, as many women do not recognise they are overweight and so will not join programmes.

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