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FRIDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Self-perceived overweight in normal-weight adolescents correlates with increased weight gain in early adulthood, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Obesity.
Koenraad Cuypers, Ph.D., from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Levanger, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study involving 1,196 normal-weight adolescents (13 to 19 years) to investigate the influence of self-perceived overweight on weight development in young adulthood (age 24 to 30 years). Using questionnaires, lifestyle and health issues were addressed; anthropometric measurements were recorded.
The researchers found that normal-weight adolescents who perceived themselves as overweight had a larger weight gain than those who perceived themselves as normal weight (difference, 0.66 body mass index units; 3.46 cm waist circumference). This association was not moderated by physical activity.
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