Navigation Links
Misperception of weight is an important barrier to weight loss
Date:4/5/2012

ptions with them.

"It's important to understand these cultural differences and be able to see things from the Latino perspective so we can create successful interventions," she said.

Andrade said that 18- to 20-year-olds are at the perfect age for intervention and education. "In Hispanic culture, young people often become parents in their early to mid-twenties. When women are at healthy weights, they have healthier pregnancies. When a pregnant woman is obese, there are long-term consequences for the baby."

Are same-age U.S. young people more or less likely to have an accurate body image? According to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, American teens are even less likely to report their weights correctly.

Very few participants in the Mexican study overestimated their weight, but those who did were most often female, younger, had parents with less education, and watched more television. If a young woman believes she weighs more than she does, she is at risk for developing anorexia or bulimia, the researchers said.

Ideal body image changes with exposure to Western media, they noted. "The curvier female figure once appreciated in Latino culture is being replaced by the ultra-thin ideal promoted by Western advertisers," Teran-Garcia said.

The researchers plan to continue work in identifying genetic predispositions for obesity in the participants, then studying the interaction between those genetic markers and family environment, cultural beliefs, mental and physical health, and whether and how much the students exercise.

"We will be able to follow many of these students for some time. We expect to have an exit interview with at least a third of our study participants when they leave college," Andrade said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
p-pickle@illinois.edu
217-244-2827
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New study compares diets for weight management in obese children
2. Gestational weight gain generally does not influence child cognitive development
3. Study says overweight Americans may risk kidney damage when attempting weight loss
4. Environmental pollutant linked with overweight
5. Potatoes lower blood pressure in people with obesity and hypertension without increasing weight
6. Multiple births lead to weight gain and other problems for mouse moms and male offspring
7. Physicians weight may influence obesity diagnosis and care
8. A diet rich in slowly digested carbs reduces markers of inflammation in overweight and obese adults
9. Young women often fail to spot their weight gain
10. Would you stop eating out to lose weight?
11. Future is bright for ONRs lightweight, sun-powered generator
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... researchers in modifying properties of nanomaterials for application in ... to recent innovative studies conducted by scientists from the ... of a simple, efficient and low cost technique involving ... by Professor Sow Chorng Haur from the Department of ... the properties of two different types of materials can ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... and Shenzhen, China July 22, 2014 ... subsidiary of BGI, the world,s largest genomics organization, ... human whole exome sequencing service based on Complete ... in-depth bioinformatics analysis and SNP validation, and is ... , Complete Genomics, highly regarded in the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... a child,s lunch box and you,re likely to find that ... Those are the findings of a study conducted by researchers ... Tufts University and in the Department of Public Health and ... findings are published online ahead of print in the ... , Led by senior author Jeanne Goldberg, Ph.D., R.D., a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials 2NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials 3BGI Tech launches human whole exome sequencing service on complete genomics' advanced platform 2Room for improvement in elementary school children's lunches and snacks from home 2
... factor for stroke, and its occurrence is closely related ... animals have shown that scavenger receptor class B type ... of scavenger receptor class B type I gene polymorphisms ... the exon 8 C1050T polymorphism, and these polymorphic loci ...
... During the last decade, our understanding of ... novel hypothalamic Arg-Phe-amide- related peptides, kisspeptin and ... the reproductive axis. Kisspeptins are currently recognized ... hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis. Kisspeptin and its receptor, G ...
... The Bert L. and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation announces, ... The 2013 winners are: Dr. Kirsty L. ... Molecular Biology at the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) who ... fat cells. Dr. David Tobin, Assistant Professor of ...
Cached Biology News:
(Date:7/21/2014)... to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it ... Rice University scientists. , Stretching the material known as ... -- by just 3 percent can begin to change ... for mechanically activated nanoscale electronics and optics. , The ... colleagues appears in the American Chemical Society journal ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... (July 21, 2014) The yield so far ... have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to ... find use in electronics and alternative energy devices. , ... cover of the July 21 issue of the journal ... of research in the inorganic and nuclear chemistry fields. ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... New York , July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... research on Global & USA ... Size, Trends, and Forecasts ResearchMoz presents ... Cancer Biomaker Market   to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market ... Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis. GLOBAL ...
(Date:7/20/2014)... recycled, the process releases radioactive krypton and xenon gases. ... related gas radon. A new porous material called CC3 ... in Nature Materials shows how: by breathing ... , The CC3 material could be helpful in ... or air in buildings and also in recycling useful ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Carbyne morphs when stretched 2Carbyne morphs when stretched 3Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution 2Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 2Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 3Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 4Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 5Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 6A noble gas cage 2A noble gas cage 3
... Fla., March 27 Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. ... that acquires, in-licenses, develops and commercializes prescription drugs ... financial results for the fourth quarter and year ... 2008," said Patrick J. McEnany, Chief Executive Officer ...
... track their cholesterol and, more importantly, lower their cholesterol by putting ... modifiable risk factors for high cholesterol. , ... Melbourne, ... Cholesterol Coach onto the iTunes App Store. , ,High cholesterol ...
... which dramatically improves the sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance techniques ... has been developed by scientists at the University of ... the fuel of the space shuttle, is expected to ... condition from an MRI scan at lower cost while ...
Cached Biology Technology:Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 2Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 3Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 4Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 5Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 6First Application to Fight High Cholesterol Launches on the iPhone and iPod Touch 2Transforming medical diagnosis with new scanning technology 2
MOUSE ANTI HUMAN MBP (67-74) Immunogen: Human myelin basic protein...
... is designed to purify double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) generated ... PCR. The process is simple and fast. DNA ... can be efficiently purified and concentrated. The DNAclear ... bound to the Microfilter Cartridge in the presence ...
Normal donkey serum collected from healthy normal donkeys....
Whole blood is collected from canines (any breed, either sex), refrigerated within 6 hours, processed within 24 hours and frozen at -20C....
Biology Products: