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Weight perceptions in a population sample of English adolescents: cause for celebration or concern?

Jackson, SE; Johnson, F; Croker, H; Wardle, J; (2015) Weight perceptions in a population sample of English adolescents: cause for celebration or concern? International Journal of Obesity , 39 (10) pp. 1488-1493. 10.1038/ijo.2015.126. Green open access

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Abstract

To examine the proportion of normal-weight adolescents who consider themselves to be too heavy (size overestimation), and the proportion of overweight or obese adolescents who consider themselves to be about the right weight or too light (size underestimation), in large population-based samples collected over 8 years in England.

Type: Article
Title: Weight perceptions in a population sample of English adolescents: cause for celebration or concern?
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2015.126
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2015.126
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472850
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